Articles & News Tagged “Travel”
Wetpixel Live: Travel Trips for Underwater Photographers
Although we are all somewhat limited in our ability to travel, this should not prevent us from making plans to do so in the future. In the next episode of Wetpixel Live, Adam Hanlon and Alex Mustard team up to offer some advice on how to travel with underwater photography gear. Both of them travel a great deal, so their ideas are based on lots of practical experience.
Trip planning in an age of COVID-19 by Stephen Frink
As we start to make a cautious emergence from COVID-19 lockdown, renowned underwater photographer Stephen Frink has kindly shared his thoughts about how to go about planning underwater imaging opportunities for the next year or so. His divides his objectives up in terms of how far off they are likely to happen and the time periods that are needed to record specific events.
New Series: Travel planning for amazing imagery
While our photographic and video travel plans have been hindered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the time that many of us now have provides a potential opportunity to do some in-depth research and planning for trips that we can undertake once it is safe to do so. With this in mind, Wetpixel has reached out to solicit travel and trip planning tips from a wide variety of Wetpixel’s contributors and friends. Please stay tuned for a series of trip planning themed articles over the next few weeks
UK Government relaxes cabin baggage restrictions for Egypt flights
The UK government has begun lifting the recent restriction on electronics in cabin baggage that were imposed on inbound flights from the Egyptian Red Sea airports at Hurghada and Marsa Alam. Passengers will now be able to carry cameras, laptops and other electronic items in the cabin as was the case prior to 28 July 2017.
New TSA security measures for cameras in carry on bags
There were announcements last week stating that the US Transport and Safety Administration (TSA) was now requiring travellers to unpack any cameras in carry on baggage in order to carry out additional screening. Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon recently travelled via the U.S.A. with camera gear and is able to provide some first hand insight into the new rules’ implementation.
Update on laptop ban for travelers to US
Time Magazine reports that following a meeting between US and EU officials in Brussels, the ban on the carriage of laptops in the cabins of aircraft on flights from Europe to the U.S.A. will not be implemented at this time. Instead, officials have agreed to improve cooperation and communication about possible security threats. It should be noted that the original ban on electrical items is still in effect for travelers from several mainly middle eastern destinations.
FAA issues rules on lithium battery carriage
New guidelines for the transportation of lithium batteries by airlines have been issued. On 8 October, The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a notice effectively prohibiting the carriage of “spare” Lithium batteries in checked baggage. Read through for how this affects the carriage of camera batteries.
Egypt travel warnings issued
The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office is currently advising that foreign citizens should avoid traveling to some areas of Egypt in the light of the current instability. Their advice does not include travel to Red Sea resort areas: “In view of the continued unrest in Egypt, the FCO recommends against all but essential travel to Egypt except for resorts on the Red Sea in South Sinai and those resorts on the Egyptian mainland in Red Sea governorate.”