As a mentor to student photojournalists I have come up with a list of items and things to consider while planning the trek. By no means is this list complete, rather it is just a place to start. The events begin in less than one week, now is the time to get it together. With a little prep the evenst should go smoothly and everyone will return home safely with great images and stories from the historic event.
Spare Wool Socks
Scarf or Gator
Pocket Hand Warmers
Layer upper jacket/parka
Extra Flash batteries
extra Camera cards
battery charger, camera and cell phone
Grocery bag- to carry your rubbish. The garbage cans will be a mess.
Don’t contribute to the problem, document it.
2 forms of photo ID
Set up your phone on Facebook to send and receive. Use this to send status updates and use as emergency text access to your broader network back home.
Set up your camera phone to email images to Flickr.
Collect telephone numbers of others that are going to be in DC.