Shooting in a harsh environment such as a desert is challenging yet satisfying. Properly planned and executed desert shoots are stunning. The desert offers abundant opportunities to shoot a variety of different types of shots like landscape shots or macro shots of plants and animals.
Having said that, the desert is not an easy environment to shoot. Sand and dust everywhere mean you have to be extra careful handing your camera and your lenses. This advice is also true for taking photos using a smartphone. Keeping your lens scratch free is critical yet at the same time a hassle.
In this article, let us take a look at a few tips that can be useful in your next desert photoshoot.
Camera Lens Cover/ Good smartphone cover
This should be a no-brainer but always use good camera lens covers for your lenses. Also, avoid changing camera lenses out in the open in a dust-rich environment. You run a very high risk of permanently damaging your camera’s sensor.
The same advice also goes for smartphones. Use good rugged covers for your smartphone that also offer shock and drop protection. It is better to be on the safe side.
Lens Cleaning kit
A lens cleaning kit is also handy in a dust-rich place like a desert. You inevitably get dust and sand particles on your lens. But simply wiping it on your clothes may not be the best idea. At best you’ll smudge your camera lens and at worst you can get permanent scratches on the lens.
A lens cleaning kit should include the essentials such as
Shooting pictures in the desert means trekking and spending a long time in a hot, dry, and dusty environment. This is not a pleasant experience, so make sure you are mentally ready for the challenge. Pack the essentials for yourself like lots of fluids and sun protection.
But most importantly bring a good attitude with yourself. That is critical for waiting and taking the perfect shots.
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