protect your camera against sand this summer

This week on my blog we are discussing how to take better photos this summer. Today we are discussing how to protect your camera against sand.

Sand gets into every nook and cranny and can render a camera useless if you don't take precautions at the beach. Salt from the ocean is also very corrosive.

Sand loves camera bags - for extra protection, store your camera in a sealed plastic bag inside your camera bag.

Pack a blower to blow any sand off the camera body.

Make sure to pack baby wipes or something similar with you so that if you get sand or salt water on your hands Clean them off before picking up your camera.


Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: