We found this great Canon tutorial on Peta Pixel about how to clean your camera and we just had to share!

Even though all your camera gear and equipment is built tough, it does not mean that you should not take care of it and clean your camera regularly. Canon’s service and support team recently put out a video that shows you the best practices to clean your camera throughly and properly so it lasts as long as it possibly can!

Be sure to check out the Canon video on Peta Pixel, especially if you are a newer photographer or if you are simply looking for a refresher on how to take the best care of your photography equipment. And if you are looking to purchase a new camera, check out this awesome Canon EOS Rebel T5i Digital SLR with 18-55mm STM Lens.

Now that you have watched the video tutorial on how to clean your camera, why should you actually spend the time cleaning your equipment? If you have to ask, we all know that dust, dirt, moisture and so much more can take their toll on your expensive camera equipment, so it definitely pays if you keep it in top condition.

So, how often do you need to check each item and clean your camera like this tutorial shows? That totally depends on how much you use it and the conditions you shoot in on a regular basis.

Here are 5 places on your equipment that you should be sure to check once a month to help keep all that dirt and dust off!

1. Camera Body – Dirt and dust on the outside of your camera may not seem too much like a big deal, but it can eventually sneak its way into the camera – either onto the sensor or into the many mechanical or electrical components which can cause many more serious problems!

2. Lenses and Filters – Having dust, dirt or water spots on a lens or filter can produce flare and blurring in your shots, which you definitely do not want – and neither do those bride and grooms hoping to get the best possible wedding photos ever!

3. Sensor – If you do not keep the dust and dirt cleaned from the outside of your camera, it can find its way inside which would produce spots on your images. If you tend to shoot at small apertures and with a wide-angle lens, dirt in your sensor may be even more noticeable.

4. Accessories – Make sure you do not forget about all the smaller items, such as the camera bag or tripod. Dust in your camera bag could eventually find its way into your camera and if you happen to leave your tripod wet or dirty, you may find the locks and controls become jammed. For the best ways to clean a tripod, check out this article on Digital Camera World.

5. Firmware – The operating system of your camera can be updated regularly (much like any other type of computer system or technology). It is always a good idea to make sure the camera and its features are up to date.

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