This is how my life works. One evening I am sitting with the wife to start watching Netflix and the phone rings. After a 10 minute phone conversation I find out that we are moving to Jakarta, Indonesia. We had planned on being in London for another year or two but all of that changed.
These phone calls, we have received eight just like them in the last thirteen years, kicks off a series of events which culminate in moving the entire family to another foreign country. One aspect that I contemplate is how the move will impact my hobby of photography. What equipment should I carry with me, what kind of shots can I take and how safe is it?
This is where film photography shows its limitations. While in some countries film and related supplies can be easily purchased in others it can be impossible. Digital is equipment plus a computer, easy and transportable. So what supplies do I need to purchase before leaving England?
Finally I have to consider how to pack the equipment I will send with the furniture to protect it. Indonesia is very humid so I am thinking ziplock and moisture absorbing material.
Oh...and I guess the kids need to be registered in a school....and we will need a house....car and some other details....
Patrick...confirmed film & digital photography addict.