6 Ways to Equip Your Camera for Safe Outdoor Use

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Now that the weather is warming up, you'll undoubtedly be doing more outside, which means more moments to capture out under the sun, in the wind, or even underwater. Whether you're shooting with a DSLR or prefer to use a smartphone for photos, here are a few photography options that will let you capture your most memorable moments without the worry of damaging your device.

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Optrix iPhone Adventure Suit: A few years ago my friends and I would place my point and shoot in a waterproof protective case to capture surfing and underwater photos. Since most of us use our smartphones to take photos now, it’s also the more ideal device in terms of portability. However, if something were to happen to my smartphone then I’m left without both a phone and a camera. That’s why accessories like the Optrix iPhone Adventure Suit are appealing. It lets you capture underwater photos up to 15 feet deep all-glass wide angle lens that captures wide angle HD photo and video. 

Eye-Fi Memory Card: When spending time outdoors, it’s best to bring as little equipment with you as possible. However, if you’re someone who likes to take a lot of photos and wants to upload them instantly to your laptop, phone or tablet, Eye-Fi lets you do that. It’s a Wi-Fi connected memory card that connects with your selected device to upload photos. Once the photos are transferred your card space frees up immediately. 

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Fisheye One Nautic: This camera isn’t necessarily made for the outdoors, but the nautical design on it is enough to make me want to take it out on a boat. It comes with a 170-degree-wide-angle lens to capture landscapes and also has a built-in flash. 

Floating Camera Strap: This camera strap was designed for Fujifilm Z33WP and XP10 waterproof cameras, but it is compatible with most cameras. If you’re going to use a waterproof camera, it makes sense to attached a floating camera strap to it as well so that you can swim over to it easily and it won’t get lost as easily if it happens to float away from you for a second. 

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Mini II Tripod: When you’re outdoors sometimes your photos can come out blurry especially if you don’t have something to stabilize the camera for shots that need to be clear. That’s where this Mini II Tripod comes in. It’s foldable and becomes as small as telephoto lens so you can keep it in your bag without taking up too much space. 

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Instax Mini 8: I’m a huge fan of the Instax Mini and own one of the models. I love how it combines the excitement of instant photography into a smaller package. The true blue Instax Mini 8 is the newest addition to the family. It has manual exposure controls with a built in light meter that allow you to select the best exposure for your current environment. The pictures come out the size of credit cards, which are easy to store in your pocket, wallet or small purse. The portability 

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