Keeping your equipment safe abroad


I am moving to Barcelona in a few months and have heard they have a severe pickpocket problem. Just curious if anyone here has spent an extended amount of time shooting there. My primary reason for going there will be to shoot. I will be shooting a little bit of everything architecture, street, etc… So, I will be outside, out and about quite a bit. I have used my easily concealable little point an shoot all over Southeast Asia in the past but this will be the first time shooting abroad with my Fuji and, the thief problem just had me thinking.

I usually have a simple and tight setup, a shoulder bag with a couple lenses, batteries and other supplies.

Anyways, any information from experiences you may have had with shooting in Barcelona or Spain would be much appreciated!



A sling bag probably much better. You can keep the bag at your front body area at all times.


Yep, that’s what I’m thinking now too. Thanks!!