Are Your Batteries Charged?

Digital photography is great. It is relatively inexpensive since you don’t have to purchase and have film developed. Instant feedback is also possible. I made the switch to digital back in 2003. I confess that I still miss some of the film experience, but I am almost entirely digital now.

I have an assignment tomorrow so I have some preparation to do tonight. First, I have to be sure that my batteries are charged. I know I have one camera battery to charge and 4 flash batteries to charge as well. I just put them in their chargers now.

The second thing I try to remember to do is re-format my compact flash cards. The other day I was getting ready for a shoot and my main compact flash card had images on it. At first I wasn’t sure if I had uploaded the images to my computer. It didn’t take too long to realize that I had indeed accomplished this task, but I decided right then and there that I should reformat my compact flash cards before leaving for an event or, even better, right after I am finished up loading the images to my computer.

The main idea here is to always be prepared. Freshly charged batteries and empty flash cards are just some examples of this. Having everything with you is another example. Do you have your tripod or monopod? What about your flash?

Being ready is important. So, are your batteries charged?

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