on the other hand, i think that the reason why some of my pictures came out so good was because i was more conscious of composition, light and significance of the subject matter.
i didn't have problems w/ x-rays because i travelled entirely over land.
good luck and let me know if you come across some helpful advice.
Kodak has some advice for protecting film from x-ray scanning. Here's the site.
In the US, the FAA allows for visual inspection of film but I'm not sure if this is allowed in other countries.
I've also heard that wrapping exposed film in aluminum foil helps a little. I don't know if this is true though.
I decided to go digital but if you do end up using any of the ideas from the website, let us know how it works out.
Seriously though, I'm all into photography on the road. Some places are 2 roll worthy (Paris, Venice) and some aren't (Brussells). I spent one roll alone photographing people in Piazza San Marco.
You have to be careful with posting stuff home because those packages get Xrayed as well. I tried it, and unless you confirm with the shipper how it is inspected, you have the same problems. Some can get around it.
Question: Would there be any advantage to developing your film while in-country, then posting home the prints & negs - or if possible, maybe just the negs?
That way you don't have to worry about the film getting ruined. If you also just do the negs, you're also cutting down on weight and cost.
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By the way, this practice is not my own idea, I've read somewhere that this is what National Geographic photographers do, and it is common practice for most professionals on long-term engagements.
Ack! We're back in the USA. See what we did in 2004-05:
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