Digital Cameras are just great, don’t you think? For those of us who are old enough to remember the days of old film cameras – Those big, bulky, horrible looking things that required the use of disposable flashes and rolls of sensitive camera film, the answer is almost certainly going to be yes. The advantages of digital cameras are numerous; nowadays they are small and compact, so you can take your camera anywhere at all without being inconvenienced, you can save hundreds and hundreds of photos on your memory card, you don’t have to wait around to get your pictures developed, and if you’re at all competent with a computer you can even edit your pictures!
But did you realise there are a lot more practical uses for your digital camera that will make your life a whole lot easier? Well if not, read on…
8. Protect Yourself
By snapping a few photos of the existing blemishes in newly rented flats or hire cars, you can save yourself from losing your deposit or being charged unwarranted fees for damage you didn’t cause.
7. Don’t Get Lost
How many times have you found yourself lost while travelling on holiday in some unfamiliar town or city? If you’re at all unsure of where you’re staying, take a few snaps of landmarks near your parking spot or hotel before you go wandering off. That way, you’ll be able to ask someone local how to find your way back.
6. Keep Track of the Kids
One of the biggest concerns of any parent is being separated from their kids while in a crowded or unfamiliar place. With your digital camera you can quickly snap a few pictures of them beforehand, so if you do become separated you’ll have a photo to hand you can show to a police man.
5. Make Digital Notes
A digital camera is a great way to help you remember things. Anytime you see a hairstyle you like, recipes you want to copy or if you need to remember the name of a street, a few pictures will make sure that you never forget.
4. Put Things Back Together
Anytime you need to take something apart to try and fix it, whether it’s a simple thing like an electric plug or something more complex like your laptop, take a few photos before you start dismantling everything. This way, you’ll have a guide to follow when it comes to putting it all back together.
3. Use it as a Map
By taking a close up shot of maps at places like amusement parks or large shopping malls, you’ll be able to check your whereabouts anytime, without needing to stop at every information desk to ask.
2. Record Your Contact Information
There are few things more upsetting than losing your digital camera, along with all of those irreplaceable holiday snaps that you’ll never get to see again. So why not take a photo of your id, such as your passport or something with your phone number and address on it? That way, if you do lose your digital camera and it’s found by an honest soul, they’ll know who to return it to.
1. Stay in Touch
If you have a digital camera phone, you’ll be able to stay in touch and share the things you see with your friends and family back at home. Whenever you go anywhere, simply take a few photos and send them straight to your friends, or upload them to a social media site and all your loved ones will be able to see what you’re doing, as you’re doing it!