A Digital Trip To Paris
On The Road With Cameras, Batteries, Computer, Cords, And More
Paris has always been one
of my favorite destinations and I've shot many assignments there.
My main objective on a recent trip was to update my Paris coverage for
a new travel photography book, and importantly, to discover and iron
out any possible problems that might arise during an all-digital overseas
When I get home, I make a second set of back-up discs and store these in a safe place. Then I make TIFFs of selects, and burn discs for those, too.
Packing And Planning
Finally, I took a Ni-MH battery
charger from Radio Shack and a small step-down transformer. (French household
current output is rated at 220-240v, as is current in just about all of
Europe.) I also took an adapter plug for France, which I already owned.
Although 220-110v step-down transformers are available at good electronic
stores in France, it will save precious time if you buy one here--mine
is a Stancor (www.Stancor.com).
US plug to French socket adapters are best bought in France. They are
widely available at hardware, household, and electronic stores.
A Digital Camera Workout
Night Shooting Noise
Some Post-Travel Thoughts
For much more on Susan McCartney's approach to travel, see her book "Travel Photography, Second Edition." You can preview this book at her publisher's website, www.Allworth.com.
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