Check your gear before a photo shoot

Nothing is worse than arriving at a photo shoot or paid engagement only to find the camera isn't working or parts are missing. To avoid this, pack the camera bag the day before, and check to make sure all the equipment is in working order, including any tripods and additional lighting.
Take a few practice shots to determine that the lens is clear and there are no issues with the camera's functionality. If the event you will be photographing is a long one, bring extra memory cards and an additional charged battery pack to cover several hours of work.
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Materials
- Batteries for the flash
- Canned air
- Microfiber cloth
- Extra SD and CF (compact flash memory) cards
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Instructions
1. Fully charge the camera and any extra battery packs.
2. Pack additional fresh batteries if using a flash or light meter that requires them.
3. Remove the lens cap and spray the lens with canned air. Gently wipe the lens in a circular motion with a clean microfiber cloth. Store the can and cloth in the bag for future use.
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4. Pack additional SD and CF cards into the camera case.
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