I will use today to give a tip. Its simple.
No matter if its a model session, wedding, or fast moving event that I have scheduled there are certain things I do before them all.
Clean the gear! You don’t have to get in there and swab the sensor but a little TLC goes a long ways!
Before a shoot or sometimes the night before I will wipe my lenses down. This includes the cleaning of the filters etc since they take the brunt of the environmental factors. I usually leave the internals of the lenses alone and wait for my monthly cleaning for that type of stuff. (please do not try to clean the inside of a lens or a camera body unless you know what you are doing)
The camera body I will use a Blower and blow that into the mirror to clean off any removable dust.
Clean your memory cards off! You don’t want to get to the shoot and throw a card in and there are pictures on there and you don’t know if they can be deleted or not. So don’t forget to format/clean the cards off before you leave for the shoot!
I personally clean every piece of gear I have even though I might not be using that piece of gear for the shoot.
The most important piece… Clear your head! You owe it to yourself and to the client/subject your full undivided attention! Make sure that you are able to use every section of that artistic mind to create a spectacular image! Believe me… cleaning all of the gear is 10 times easier than fully clearing your mind 😉
No pics in this post… next time 😉
now get out there!