A tip from one traveler to another


My photographs are precious to me.  They are my sole souvenirs to the places that I have visited.  They are the tangible manifestations of my emotions. Once lost, they can never be replaced.  I can go back and take the same shot, but it will never be the same. The mood, the lighting, the weather can never be replicated.

I read an article about this blog where people who lost and have found lost cameras go to report or find them. Although based in the US, who knows. Check the blog, here.  It also contains a useful suggestion, which I implement with my own memory cards.  I believe that every responsible camera owner should do the same with their own cameras and memory cards.

These memory cards, other than storage for our photos, are also a data storage.  So, put a short text document in the memory card containing your relevant contact information (e.g. name, phone numbers, etc.).  I place this information under a separate folder under the title, “open me if found.”

I hope this has been and will be useful to you. Hopefully, when you do find a lost camera or memory card, take time to find its owner and return it.

According to the blog, “The good will return the camera. The average will keep the camera and return the memory card. The evil will keep the camera and the pictures for themselves.”

Who will you be?


~ by Happy Sole on February 15, 2010.

5 Responses to “A tip from one traveler to another”

  1. Thanks for the article and the link!

  2. i so like this! thanks for the idea, i’ll do it too! 🙂

  3. […] you, a good samaritan might return the camera or the memory card back. Already lost it? Click here to read more about […]

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