I'm considering a disaster recovery trip to a Caribbean island recently ravaged by hurricanes. Is it foolish to bring my camera? My camera's a lightweight mirrorless camera, and I'm considering bringing along my lightweight tripod as well.
As this place was ravaged by hurricanes and electricity is naught I'm already planning on taking a solar panel (& portable charger) to charge my batteries, and carry extra batteries.
Does anyone have experience with photography in these kinds of environments? Any suggestions or things to avoid?
As far as ethics go, I will definitely ask people their permission before taking photos.
One Concern I have: In reading reviews of my camera, some complains have been a critical system error saying the lens isn't attached, typically reported by people traveling. What's the reason for this, and is it avoidable?