Travelling can be hectic. The lighter your luggage, the easier the traveling will be as you will be able to maneuver and find your way around. You may therefore be tempted to leave some or all your camera gear behind with the hopes that you can get the same at your destination. While leaving some stuff behind might be a good idea, this decision requires a lot of consideration.
Make sure that anything you leave behind is not critical and will not set your photography of Israel back. If you plan to buy something while in Israel, you may want to first find out whether it is available. On top of that, you should ensure that it is not unreasonably expensive due to high taxes. If so, it may be better off to carry from home or find a way to do without it.
Find the Right Time
While the sceneries and tourist sites in Israel are likely to remain the same, the same does not apply to the climate. You may not realize, but this will have an impact on your photography in Israel. Not only so, but it will also determine how much you enjoy your stay there. It is therefore best that you find out about the right time to visit Israel and more so for purposes of photography.
From November all the way to March, the weather is usually rainy which makes it a bit dull. You also want to avoid the summer which tends to be too hot and the light may also not be conducive for photography. The most recommended months for visiting Israel are April, May and October.
Your main goal in going to Israel is to photograph the place. However, above everything else, you will be travelling to Israel in the capacity of a visitor. You, therefore, need to be informed of the travelling guidelines for Israel. Depending on the country you are from, you also need to ensure that you have all the required documents in place such as your visa. You may also learn about the general geography and facilities of the area you plan to visit so as to be able to effectively plan your trip.
As you do your research, however, do not forget about the photography aspect of the trip. If you want your photography to be successful and to end up with impeccable photos, it will not come by chance. You will not be that lucky as to just wind up in the right places for photography. This will require some research and planning. You should find out and even inquire about the best locations to photograph while in Israel.
Maintaining respect is a constant no matter where you are travelling to. This is especially important when visiting Israel as it is a religious country. You should therefore find out whether it is okay to take photographs in certain situations. If photography is not allowed in a place, it is best that you respect that and hold off. While the people of Israel are used to camera enthusiast tourists, it is always nice to first ask before photographing anyone.