‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.’
Hans Christian said and I quote “To travel is to live”. Travel offers a lifetime of experience. After a trip, I maintain a nice neat folder and document the adventures. Pictures speak a thousand words. Most of my records include pictures from the trips from all over the world.
Choosing the right device is important, especially if you travel regularly and even more so when it’s a really long trip. The various options available in the market are more than likely to overwhelm you.
If you are travelling for longer than two weeks, use a camera with a sensor of 10 megapixels or higher to shoot your photographs and are planning to shoot a lot of photographs, then carrying enough memory cards for your trip may not be practical, cost effective or secure. Whilst burning snaps into compact discs is easy, a great way to manage your photographs is to travel with your laptop. It is portable, compact and provides optimum flexibility over managing and backing up your photographs when on the road.
When selecting and buying a laptop for travel photography, the following factors can be taken into consideration
The photographs will need more memory or more RAM to process quickly, than text files. You will need more hard-disk space to store your files and/or run an image editing software. You can never be completely satisfied with all the photographs you clicked and you may want to touch up a few pictures to make them more appealing. In such a scenario, the image editing software is a powerful tool and such apps need to be downloaded.
Once the photographs have been uploaded on the laptop, it’s best if they can be downloaded from a server or Google cloud to make sure they are safe. So the laptop needs to be fast and efficient.
Laptops need to be robust and strong enough to sustain pressures of the travel. Although smaller and lighter laptops are perfect, as they are more portable.
While travelling, it is absolutely necessary to have long lasting battery life because you do not want to be constantly charging the device. You need to be able to charge your battery either from 110V or 240V (Rest of the world). Most laptops are multi-voltage as they are built with travel in mind.
In travel laptops, the hard disc should be encrypted for the safety of data and to prevent it from being stolen. So every travel laptop should have a two-factor authentication. The sensitive data in the hard disc must be protected in case the device is stolen.
The data must be backed up on a daily basis remotely to avoid data loss.
Anti-virus updates and patch updates should be enabled for auto update. The personal firewall also should be set up.
With a travel-friendly laptop, you are all set to revisit the memories of your travel vacations.