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#1 eeyore333@gmail.com

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    Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:58 PM

    Hi there,
    I am bringing my friend, who is also a professional photographer to my wedding. This is her first destination trip and she is worried about the security level at the resort. She will need to bring her camera and a lot of equipments.

    I'm wondering how other photographers as guest took care of their equipments/camera. How big is the safe? Will she be able to store her equipment there? If not, how did you handled the situation?

    I sure hope my friend will not have to carry her stuff around and monitor them 24/7.

    Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

    #2 TATrisha

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    Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:48 AM

    I carry my equipment with me at all times. That's definitely why photographing a destination wedding is NOT a vacation. I'd also recommend a room NOT on the ground floor. That way if she/he does leave items in their room, it's a little bit harder to get to.
    I would also recommend not bringing a normal camera case. Bring cases that are inconspicuous, as to not draw attentio to them.

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    #3 Sun Gold Photography

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      Posted 22 October 2009 - 02:31 PM

      I photograph at Riu Ocho Rios quite often and have left my equipment locked up in the room at times, when photographing on the beach I secure it near me. Security is pretty tight there so I don't think she will have a problem...please tell her not too worry. If she has any questions about the resort she can also email me. It's a great place for photographing weddings. Have a great time and congratulations :)

      Paula Williams
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      #4 eeyore333@gmail.com

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        Posted 22 October 2009 - 09:39 PM

        Thank you to both. I really appreciate the response.

        When you lock up your camera, did you put it in the safe or just in your luggage? How big is the safe at the resort?

        Thanks.

        #5 Sun Gold Photography

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          Posted 23 October 2009 - 12:22 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by eeyore333@gmail.com
          Thank you to both. I really appreciate the response.

          When you lock up your camera, did you put it in the safe or just in your luggage? How big is the safe at the resort?

          Thanks.
          I usually put my laptop, camera, and lenses in my large luggage with a lock on it. The safe at the resort is not that big, your wallet, jewelry and cash can fit in it,....maybe if you break down the camera and just put the body in it will fit, but I shoot with so many different lenses and carry multiple lighting equipment so none of it would fit. Just tell her to bring a lock for her luggage and put it in there and lock it, again, we have never had a problem with this resort, nor have any of our associate photographers, you guys are going to have a fabulous time :)

          Paula Williams
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          #6 OROBride1008

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            Posted 24 October 2009 - 01:26 AM

            When we were there, my husband who has a lot of expensive camera equipment just left it in the locked room. If she is unsure of it, I would suggest like the other ladies said and have her put it in a suitcase and use the lock, but the safe isn't big and no one bothered with out stuff. We did stay on the 5th floor though. He did used his camera bag that looks like a back pack and carried that a lot of places. Tell her not to worry, her stuff will be fine.

            #7 eeyore333@gmail.com

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              Posted 30 October 2009 - 11:28 PM

              Thanks for the response guys. It's good to know that many had good experience in regards to security at this resort. I have heard bad stories about other resorts and how people can enter the balcony to steal your stuff. I hope we are going to be on the high floors so any of this can be avoided. I really appreciate the response. Cheers.

              #8 raeshb

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                Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:15 PM

                We also have the same issue - so thanks very much to the photographers who posted replies and thanks for starting this thread!!

                #9 Dmitri_Markine

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                  Posted 29 January 2010 - 04:24 PM

                  A bit surprised your professional photographer never traveled anywhere before.
                  Let her read this thread as it contains some useful information:

                  http://bestdestinati....aveling-40699/

                  cheers

                  #10 Dmitri_Markine

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                    Posted 29 January 2010 - 04:24 PM

                    A bit surprised your professional photographer never traveled anywhere before.
                    Let her read this thread as it contains some useful information:

                    http://bestdestinati....aveling-40699/

                    cheers




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