There is nothing worse in the world for a photographer than to witness a photograph you can’t shoot because either: 1. you’re out of CF/SD cards; or 2. your camera battery has gone dead. Nothing worse!
This is the simplest but most profound of digital photography truths. You want to avoid this at all costs! So always, always double-check before you head out the door: do I have an extra CHARGED camera battery? Do I have enough extra CF/SD cards for the planned shooting activity?
Do this and you’ll never have to suffer that awful feeling, knowing that this calamity was completely your own fault! You’ll never have to curse your own incompetence, stupidity, ineptitute…you get the idea. So remember: extra batteries, extra cards!
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