A Pictorial Guide to avoiding Camera Loss

Have you lost your camera recently? Mislaid it somewhere in a national park? Left it in a taxi? Dropped it in the gorilla pit? Anyone can be a victim of the thoughtlessness and/or sleepiness that can lead to Camera Loss.

‘How can I prevent Camera Loss?’ I hear you ask, wishing I’d get to the point. Well, you can’t prevent cameras from getting lost, but you can do something so your camera can be found very soon after it has vanished.

All you have to do is take some photos – which you never delete from your camera – so when someone finds your camera at the bottom of the gorilla pit they are able to locate you and return the lost property to its rightful owner.

To illustrate just how you can safeguard your camera from the crippling effects of Camera Loss, here are the pics that I always keep on my camera.



























  1. This was pretty funny. I enjoyed reading it, and seems like it could be effective too!

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  2. You are soooooo funny and cute!!
    And a great actor, too.
    domo arigato (thank you)!
    you made my day.

  3. This idea is so full of WIN! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sup, just found your site on yahoo. You have some great posts.

  5. Best. Idea. Ever.
    Silent Media is not yet dead. Thanks for the laugh.

  6. M. Currie

    This is a great idea. I once found a digital camera on the side of the road, with a bunch of pictures in it. None were local, and none showed any landmarks I could identify, so I had no way of finding who owned it. Any ID would have gotten someone back his camera and his snapshots.

  7. Brilliant! Wonderful facial expressions. Reminds me a bit of Dr. Seuss…

  8. Great idea, but I took the easy route and shot a photo with my contact info on it for the flash screen that comes on when turning on the camera.

  9. andrew peter collins

    I’ll get in the bath with you Andrew. Cheers Andrew.

  10. Stumbled across your blog while searching through google. I read the beginning and its fantastic! I do not have time to read it all now, but I have bookmarked this site and will read the rest tonight. I also like the theme, where did you find it? : )

  11. SUPERB!! I like the idea..

    this will be useful if the one who found it or stole it has interest in the photos you took, unless they’ll just sell it before checking whats kept inside..

  12. How did you take all these pictures if you don’t have a camera?

  13. Fantastica idea, yo lo pondre en practica en mi camara, en este momento, fabuloso,

  14. It’s also possible that you might lose just a memory card so perhaps you extend and test this idea further. For a small investment (memory is getting cheaper,) you could intentionally lose several cards with your photo montage pre-loaded. The number of returned cards might give you a sense of the odds of your camera coming back should you ever lose it. If money is no object, you could buy a bunch of cameras and lose them instead.

  15. this is better than lojack

  16. If you lose your camera in Thailand, you will need only one photo, which says, “Bye-bye”

  17. Brilliant! Thank you for the chuckle.

  18. Andrew,
    Perhaps you might offer to trade your camera for a razor.

  19. Superb, had some crap days lately and this made me laugh so hard – well done mate, I will be showing this to a few friends – may have to censor the bath pic as no one should have to suffer that one 😉 lol.

  20. absolutely brilliant! your post and your smile 🙂

  21. Brilliant! 😀

  22. youcantfindme

    If you ever want to see your precious camera again, you better not pull any funny moves. I want $2,000 plus a bottle of Absinthe (It better be top shit my boy!) left at a secret location in a green duffle bag. I have left an assortment of clues to finding the location of our meeting place outside of your home. This is the first one:
    The yonder bee is blonder than the summer leaves of autumn trees.
    If you can’t understand what i’m saying, tough shit.
    You have approximately 12 hours to retrieve your camera or I’m peeing on it.

  23. Alan (Santa)

    Good one mate… If I found camera I may kept it hahahah very goos expression!

  24. Great laugh really! You can also try posting on http://www.camerafound.com

    But I give you 10 points for originality man!

  25. Great article! I will be doing that when I get home. 🙂

  26. very funny 😉

  27. This is fabulous. I really enjoyed the humour you injected into a great practical idea, and at the risk of sounding repetitive you do do have a great smile! 😀

    Oh – and for the people wondering about the photos “staying” on the memory card – quite a few cameras allow you to mark a few photos as “favourites” these don’t get deleted when you download the rest of the pictures. ( Obviously this is only useful if you have asked the comp to delete the rest of the photos after downloading them!)

  28. sooo funny! i like the bath photo, nice idea 🙂

  29. I’d probably keep your camera and post these pictures to a Flickr page I would create as soon as I found these pictures on the camera.

  30. I am still cracking up.

  31. Excellent.. Very creative!

  32. Jackie Brown

    Amazing! I actually laughed out loud at work 😉

    P.S. I wish I found your camera! I would love a hug… you are a total cutie.

  33. I found your camera! http://twitpic.com/uznot 😉

    (or simply click my name to see the pic twist)

  34. That’s hilarious!

  35. “I don’t even have a dog!” I love your facial expressions throughout these shots. This is a great idea, and maybe even a fun way to update my blog (whiteboard + marker + me + someone operating the camera = fun blog post in pictures)!

  36. This is so great…thanks for the smile 🙂

  37. Thanks for the laugh! Awesome!

  38. THAT’S THE BOMB lol yeah that’s the bomb ;-p

  39. so funny….very creative…i think i’ll try it too…kkk… bye bye from Brazil!!

  40. This is so amusing!

    And I love the blank board shot (goes near second to the bathroom shot XD).

    PS. That “or in my dog” shot? Made my jaw drop.

  41. cute. a vid is better. too many pics to save and x out from uploading.

  42. I’ve never posted on a blog with close to 200 comments before so forgive me. What with that and the whole bathtub thing I may need a minute…contrary to popular thought, we Americans are a sensitive lot sometimes. heehee

  43. Funtastic!

    Hmm, but I’m still not gonna e-mail you! HAHA loser.

  44. I Loved it!!!

  45. -=Nikki=-

    Holy balls, that cracked me up. Can we please go on a date? Maybe a whiteboard date via email cuz I’m in the states… we can go back and forth with photos like this. Hmm, still not convinced? Erm, well, i’m hot and not underage? I swear on my awesome ass. That’s all I got, did it work? kbye

  46. Funny…
    A couple of thoughts:

    1. It’s not really a good tutorial unless it’s actually worked at least once,(Has it?) and…
    2. I wonder how many of the “he’s cute” comment posters are female…:)

  47. that pwns.

  48. such a cute idea!!

  49. How could someone NOT want to return a camera after that?

  50. The Best idea ever!!! :P:P

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