8 Tips That Help with Photography: These 8 tips will make your life as a photographer a little easier. What do you need in your camera bag? Read it here.
Tip 1. Gaffer tape
Tape in all colors to be specific. Gaffer tape is the duck tape of photographers. It sticks well, it is firm and it does not leave any dirty sticky residue. Everything can be pasted with gaffer tape. In addition, the different colors of the tape come in handy to label your stuff. When using multiple flash units, stick a piece of colored tape on the flash and trigger and you can more easily indicate the frequency at which they are set.
Tip 2. Rechargeable batteries
Think especially of AA batteries. Almost all equipment used in the camera world requires AA batteries. Rechargeable batteries are even better to save money. Extra tip when it comes to batteries; buy double what you think you need. This way you are sure that you have enough.
Tip 3. Battery holders
You should also have battery holders in as many colors as possible. This way you can easily find them in your camera bag. Extra tip : put full batteries with the positive side up and batteries that are empty with the negative side up. This way you recognize which are full and which are not.
Tip 4. Camera batteries
Now that we are talking about batteries, we will immediately talk about camera batteries. It is also smart to always take a backup with you. Put a small piece of colored gaffer tape on the batteries. Why? Camera batteries have become less good over the years. If you put a color on the battery, you know which one is older than the other.
Tip 5. SD card cover / bag
Keep all your SD cards in one place. SD cards are expensive, small and a waste to lose (especially when there is work on it). Make sure that all SD cards come in a case / bag and then put them back in your camera bag. This way you always have your SD cards with you and you lose them less quickly.
Extra tip: you can also turn them around with SD cards as soon as they are full, so you can easily see which ones you can and cannot use. Once the cards are formatted and ready to use, place them upright with the label visible in the sleeve. SD cards that have not yet been formatted can be placed on the head with the label not visible in the cover.
Tip 6. External hard drive
Always save your work on an external hard drive. Do this as soon as possible after you are done with a job to avoid misunderstandings. Imagine; you have a job abroad, save your work on two different disks. As soon as you travel home, put one of the disks in your checked baggage and the other in your hand baggage. If one of the bags is lost, you always have a backup in your other bag.
Tip 7. Watch the cold
As soon as it gets colder, attention must be paid to temperature differences. If you are shooting outside in the cold and you then go inside to continue with the shoot, you will lens up. To prevent this, you can put a plastic bag over your lens before entering. In this way, your equipment can get used to the temperature difference without getting condensation. The bag can be removed as soon as the camera has the same temperature as the interior temperature.
Tip 8. Batteries in the cold
All those extra batteries cannot withstand the cold. Therefore put them in your jacket pocket or put them in a separate compartment in your camera bag together with a hands / feet warmer. Do not place the batteries against it, but near it so that they stay warm.