One of the first things I tell my folks on workshops after arriving is, “Check your sensor for dust!” And often the response is, “I just cleaned it before I came.” That might be the case but the mirror box of our cameras are not hermetically sealed. Dust in all its form live there and the vibration from travel, the car, the plane, the rolling bag, will most likely shake some of it loose and it will land on your sensor. It’s for this reason I carry the Gel Stick (I now get them from in my bag for quick and easy cleaning. So on your trip, remember that the first thing you want to do is get rid of that travel dust!

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