Photos, Video and Storage (A Guide for Backpackers in Australia)

Photos, Video and Storage - Backpackers Guide

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...

  • Space - 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.

  • Loss - 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.
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