Don’t Forget Your Memory Card: A Photographer’s Nightmare

If you think about it, photography is not just about taking photos. It is a step-by-step process that requires a good deal of preparation. There’s always the chance something will go wrong, and in today’s video, photographer James Popsys shares his experience of how he came across his worst nightmare in a photography trip and how he got an opportunity to rectify if after three long years:

A Popsys shares in the video, he made the mistake of leaving his SD cards at home while he was out to photograph a Roman bridge in the middle of the woods. Just imagine how it’d feel when you’re amidst a beautiful location but you’re not able to take any photos.

“I don’t think I cried, but I certainly felt like it.”

When you think of it afterward, it might seem funny, but such mistakes can have serious repercussions. Imagine traveling to a remote location for a paid photography project just to realize that you’ve left your SD card or the battery at home. You’re lucky if you can find one and buy it near your location, but what if you can’t?

It’s natural to get excited for a new location. But don’t make the mistake of cutting any slack when it comes to preparation. Make a checklist and always double-check it. Carry some backup if you can, and don’t keep all of your eggs in the same basket. That way, if something breaks down or gets stolen, you’ll have the backup to get the job done.

What’s been your worst nightmare as a photographer? We’d love to hear about your experience. Feel free to share them in the comments.

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