Photos, Video and Storage (A Guide for Backpackers in Australia)
When you go to Australia, one piece of equipment you're bound to take with you is your camera. With it you will be showing friends and family back home all the great things you have seen and places you have been to, uploading pictures to your blog or trading them on an instant messenger and over all making a record of your experiences for the days ahead.
When you're storing your media (i.e, photos or videos) it's always best to use a variety of methods to ensure everything is kept safely backed up rather than relying on the camera's memory alone. There are two main reasons for this...
- If you like to take lots of pictures, high quality pictures or video take up lots of memory. So you will need a reliable method of storing your photos ready for the next set.
- A camera can be easily replaced but your memories cannot. For this reason it's a good idea to store your media just incase of damage, loss or technical failure.
To copy and store your media using a computer (i.e, in a web cafe) you will need a USB adaptor so make sure you have one (that you have tested and know it works) before you leave.
For those of you backpacking with a laptop, you may have a memory card reader which can be very useful but it's still advisable to keep your USB adaptor as a backup.
Why not practice file transfer before you go? this way you will know that you will be able to transfer your files successfully.
Read more Articles on the Documents you'll need while Backpacking in Australia!!!
Important Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
Before you go to Australia, it's going to be helpful to understand the types of documents you will need for backpacking. Learn which documents you will need for backpacking and how to keep them safely when you travel.
Travel Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
Your passport and visa are the most important documents you have when you're planning a backpacking trip to Australia. Keeping them safe and ensuring that they are valid for the duration of your trip is essential! Learn about travel documents which are essential for backpacking in Australia!
Bank Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
If you are opening an Australian bank account you will need to take an up to date bank statement with you. No matter which bank you're opening your account with, you will need a statement to 'activate' your new account when you arrive! Learn about taking a statement with you and why it's important for backpacking in Australia.
Driving Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
Driving in Australia can make a backpacking trip really fun. It will give you the freedom to explore in your own time and has some definate advantages for backpackers. This article is about taking your actual driving license and getting an international driving license (I.D.P) if you need one.
Employment Documents for Backpacking Around Australia
To better your chances of getting work in Australia, think about creating/storing some employment documents. A Resume (C.V) with a covering letter and some copies of any qualifications/certificates you may have would make a good impression on a new employer. Learn about creating a employment portfolio to get more work in Australia.
Keeping A Personal Organiser While Backpacking Around Australia
Organisation and personal management are of key importance when you're backpacking around Australia. A personal ograniser and a small set of stationery will be useful from the start. You can use it for storing your resume/qualifications and travel itinerary, writing down notes for appointments (addresses, times, dates, phone numbers), keeping contacts (e-mails, blog pages, mobile numbers), carrying maps, writing travel journals etc..