First Vacation as a Stocker: Egypt
I've been doing landscape and fine art photography for a while now but I am new to the Stock world. As I write this blog, it will be one week from today that I will be off for a two week vacation to Egypt... I think you Europeans call it "Holiday." :-)
I've always taken lots of photos while on vacation/holiday but this is the first time I will be going with an eye for stock. It remains to be seen how successful that is. The fundamental goal is to get my camera equipment to Egypt and safely back home. And all within the constraints of airline travel.
I've spent $200 on extra memory cards. I probably would have done that stock or no stock. When photography is in your blood, there is just no excuse for not being able to take pictures!
My camera requires camera-specific batteries so I purchased two extras, just in case. The charger specs say it should work with electrical power outside of my country but I bought a power converter just in case. That was $22 and worth the peace of mind.
The larger backpack I had purchased is not perfect. It's small enough to be a carry on with the airline so I can haul everything with me (no way will I throw my equipment in with the check-in bag!) but it means it's going to be an issue during the tour. I may consider bringing another pack if I have room in the checked bag.
I'm also making a list of things to see when there is free time from the tour package. I doubt if I will be successful in doing everything on the list but it's part of being prepared when an opportunity comes up.
I'd love to hear any sage advice from anyone who has used part of their vacation to do stock while overcoming various issues of international travel. I hope you all have your own adventures too. The images I chose for this blog all have 0 sales, I don't know if this gives them exposure but if anything, I'm sure the person behind the camera was having fun. :-)
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