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!