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Scandinavia is pretty much the safest part of Europe. You have absolutely nothing to worry about, and there is no reason to behave any different than in your home country in regard to safety. That being said, things tend to break or get lost at the worst time. Backing up your photos is definitely a good idea, as is getting a good bag and straps. And do not ...


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This picture, and others similar to it, aren't pictures of the woman. These are travel snapshots, with some landmark and a woman in the same frame. There's nothing wrong with such snapshots per se. In fact, they're pretty great: they show where you were, remind you of the good times, and they're not anything like the travel postcards you could buy, even ...


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Having lived in Europe all my life, most of it with a camera around my neck (at least during my free time), I wonder where you got the idea that it's inherently unsafe to be in Europe while having a camera with you. The only time I've ever had gear stolen in 30 years+ was during a burglary at the house I was staying... Of course every country and city has ...


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I only have a fairly small aluminum tripod (53 cm / 21" folded, sans head), which fits inside my suitcase and is more than sturdy enough to take any abuse the luggage handlers might dish out, so I've never had any trouble with it. I assume yours is both bigger and more expensive, though, which could make things more problematic. That said, I've had similar ...


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As others pointed out, losing your camera is always a risk, and with it, you might lose your pictures. A couple of really easy tips: Take a picture of your name and address. Anyone who finds your camera might turn it on, see the picture, and return the camera. You might even add "$50 reward to the person who returns this camera to me" (or whatever it is ...


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Comparing super zoom lenses is really not very much different then comparing any other lens. For super zoom lenses you need to understand that in general they are all based on compromises. The big three that you will have to choose between are optical quality, size, and price. Typically you get to choose either 1 or 2 of the 3, but not all three. Size, ...


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Move the girl in front of the post to get her out of the middle. Have her turn her body a little to make is more slimming. Balance the light on her face...probably have to do in post processing. Otherwise, is is a nice travel picture. Pretty girl + pretty place = good memory :)


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Ideally, the answer is have the film get hand inspected each time. Always. X-rays are just like any other type of light for film - it exposes the film (and it gets through the film canister). You will occasionally see statements like "security check point that said film under ISO 800 would be unharmed going through the checked luggage x-ray machine" which ...


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The answers above really do sum up the technical issues, although with travel images I would keep the background in focus and simply light the person better than the landscape to make sure that is the highest contrast area in your image. That allows them to become the main focus of this image instead of the beautiful landscape behind her. Fill flash is ...


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I'm a photographer so I hope my feedback will help. First thing to consider is the back drop and where the person will be placed. Once you have that worked out it's time to make sure the lighting is beautiful. Without going into to much detail, off camera flash would be something to consider. The hat is responsible for casting some of the shadow on the ...


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You may consider Canon's new EF-S 10-18mm, released just a few months ago. It's really lightweight, has image stabilization (probably only one with IS from your choice. Optics are really surprisingly good, has less chromatic aberration than 10-22mm. Build quality is not near L lens (or 10-22mm), but is really ok and seems durable. For it's price (300$) is ...


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See also: What should I look for when shopping for my first DSLR? Here are the questions I think you need to ask yourself before buying any new camera. What's my budget? The amount of money you can spend on camera gear will probably be the biggest limitation on getting any specific camera. It will sway your decision on whether or not you would prefer ...


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I marked this to be closed as its primarily opinion based. Personally, I would much prefer to have a 10-24 and 70-300 over the 18-200. For me, for such an awesome trip, 18 wouldn't be wide enough to make me happy and 200 wouldn't be long enough. (300 wouldn't be long enough, either, but thinking about staying light...) It's a personal choice. Your ...


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Rather than supply links, which may or may not stay around for some time, I would suggest considering that many photographers use studio lighting in remote settings without a readily available electrical outlets. While some are really big budget and may bring generators, many just use battery packs for their lights. So, some lighting makers, such as Paul C. ...


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My first thought for about $1000 is to get the 24-105L and leave the kit lens at home. Once you shift from that kit lens to a higher quality lens you'll wonder why you waited. If you really want to keep the kit lens in your kit, then the Sigma 10-20 is a good idea. I haven't used the Canon 10-22 but have heard good things about it. Don't forget that if ...


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When picking a lens, you need to consider what it is you want to shoot with that lens. For street/travel, most folks would probably opt for an ultrawide zoom (if they're interested in cityscapes/landscapes or shooting in smaller spaces), a superzoom (for versatility), and/or a few wide-to-normal fast primes (street, night, and across-the-table shooting). ...


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Generally, if you do not already know what to buy - then you should not buy anything. I'd suggest to look thoroughly into learning more about photography in general instead. As you're "on" with that you will - with time - find out exactly what you're lacking/missing... and by that learn what to look for in an eventual new camera - if you get to that ...


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sweden, not problem at all, having been in sweden and norway quite a bit, i have never had a problem. Like in the US you leave things laying around it is gone,as mentioned by others. a portable drive for all your photo would be good idea. You will find northern parts of sweden/norway great for photography. Enjoy your stay.


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I would say the same as other posters, but I would elaborate on the part where you want to make sure your equipment is in sight. General safety is not an issue, I haven't heard anyone shot for a DSLR but you don't want to be flaunting it needlessly - not even in the US! The region is beautiful and make sure you capture the lovely time with great snaps. ...


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I echo @jwenting's comments. I live in the UK, and have travelled all over with my DSLR kit taking photos everywhere from Barcelona in Spain up through France, Germany, all the way to Oslo in Norway. I've also travelled extensively with it throughout the USA. In general, you have nothing to worry about in Europe. Of course - be street-smart. Be aware of ...


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I traveled through England and France a few years back and brought my Canon Rebel all over the place with me. I was so happy to bring my camera everywhere and it made for some amazing pictures. That said, know that most of Europe is very safe for violent crime, but it does have a lot of petty theft. You'll find pickpockets and purse snatchers in the ...


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Finally got my hands on a D7100 and tried out the option to copy images from one memory card to another. The camera will let you select a folder to copy or individual images. You then select a location to copy to. Here you can select a folder on the other memory card. I took a minute or two to copy 350 raw files using 90MB/s SD cards. If you then ...


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I recall that the x-ray machines for carry-ons were marked "Film Safe". This page seems to confirm that, though the person still recommends hand checking.



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