Hot sun


With temperatures that could reach 40ºC (104ºF) at some areas you better be prepared!


  • The hours between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. are the most hazardous for UV exposure in Greece. Book an evening PhotoWalk!
  • Use sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) 15+ and both UVA and UVB protection.
  • Wear light clothing to protect exposed skin.
  • Wear a hat! One with a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck. Wear it like a movie star!
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block as close to 100% of both UVA and UVB rays as possible.
  • It is best to try to avoid direct sunlight on your photographic equipment. Since most camera bodies are black, internal temperatures can get extreme even when the ambient temperature is below it.
  • Try covering your camera with a light hand towel when you use it or stand in a shade.
  • Limit the use of Live View for still shots. This will minimize heat build-up from the image sensor and LCD screen.
  • Throw some silica gel packs in your bag or camera case to absorb excessive moisture.
  • I will offer you a lot of water during our PhotoWalk! See you in -hot- Athens!