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A Guide to Traveling with Lithium-ion Batteries as a Photographer

I'm photographer Jay P. Morgan from The Slanted Lens. In this video and article, we’re going to take a look at batteries. What you can fly with, what you feel comfortable checking in your check bags, what you should carry on with you, and what you shouldn’t take with you.

Photographer Stuck in Vietnam After Flying with Recalled MacBook Pro

Here's one last PSA for any photographer using a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro made between September 2015 and February 2017: if you haven't checked your serial number to see if your battery has been recalled, do so ASAP. Not only are you putting yourself in danger, you might end up stranded in a foreign country, like British travel photographer Julian Elliott.

Tunisair Banned Cameras… and Then Lost Mine

On Saturday July 1st, 2017, £600 worth of cameras and equipment were stolen from inside my rucksack, itself packed into a larger suitcase, during a Tunisair flight from Tunis to London Heathrow while they were checked into the hold of the plane.

Photographer Loses $20,000 in Gear After Airplane Carry-On Taken

If you're flying with pricey camera gear, it's often advised that you bring it with you in a carry-on bag instead of risking all the handling issues that could happen behind-the-scenes with checked-in luggage. But your carry-on isn't necessarily safe either, as photographer Sam Hurd recently discovered: he lost $20,000 in gear when a fellow passenger just walked off with his luggage.

This Milky Way ‘FlightLapse’ Was Shot by an Airline Pilot

Here's a gorgeous nighttime timelapse shot from a different perspective: this "FlightLapse" was captured from the cockpit of a Swiss airliner during a flight from Zurich, Switzerland, to Sao Paulo, Brazil. It shows the world, glowing cities, and other airplanes passing below the Milky Way above.

PSA: Never Pack Spare Lithium Batteries in Checked Baggage When Flying

The FAA has published a new warning about the danger of storing spare lithium batteries in checked bags. The batteries, which are widely used in the photography industry to power things like cameras and lighting equipment, "present a risk of both igniting and fueling fires in aircraft cargo/baggage compartments," the FAA says.

Photos of Various Food Dishes Flying Through the Air

Camden, London-based commercial still life photographer Piotr Gregorczyk likes to play with food and gravity. One concept he has focused on for a number of recent projects is the idea of showing various food dishes flying through the air as they come together on a plate or in a bowl.