|28th of May 2009 (Thu)||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Burbank, CA
EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER'S CHECKLIST (Before an Event)
I don't know if this was posted before or not but this is my checklist and what I do before shooting a wedding / event. I have shot over 500+ weddings / events and the following process has yet to let me down!
Usually I start this process the day before the event:
1. Format your CF or SD cards - Saves you the hassle of sorting through the event photos and your personal photos on the same chip.
(make sure your content is already backed up or burned onto a disc before you format!)
2. Sync each of your cameras DATE and TIME together!! - This is extremely important that you set this up and if done correctly you can then sort your photos by date / time and then rename them. Forgetting to do this simple step means you have to then manually sort though your 400-1000+ images.
(also if there is another photographer shooting with you make sure you are synced with them as well!)
3. Charge your Batteries - What good is all the gear in the world if it does have power to run it? Never chance this! - always charge your batteries for your camera and flash the night before.
(also bring your battery chargers with you just in case)
4. Clean your sensor - A clean sensor is always good and saves you the time of not having to photoshop out a dust speck or eyelash from every photo.
(the easiest way to clean a sensor (for me) is to take an air duster and spray at the sensor from a 45 degree angle from both sides)
5. Make sure ALL your gear needed is packed up - Photography gear has a symbiotic relation to itself. If one thing is forgotten (ie if you forget to bring the memory cards or the batteries) all your equipment is then useless - don't carry a brick, make sure you have all the equipment you need with you.
(it might help to make a checklist of the gear you own in detail and then use that as a checklist while your packing it away)
I hope this was helpful and if anyone thinks they can add to this list by all means feel free to do so!!
Take care, God bless and HAPPY SHOOTING!!
www.Cross Eyed Photography.com
My Gear: 5D Mark III, 30D, 14 2.8L II, 24-70 2.8L II, 70-200 2.8L IS II, 85 1.2L II, 200 2LIS, 580EXII Flash and a bunch of Alien Bee's
|28th of May 2009 (Thu)||#2|
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Re: EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER'S CHECKLIST (Before an Event)
I appreciate you taking the time to post this.
5D / Elan 7E / 630 / 20-35 / 28-105 / 28-135 IS
50 1.8 / 100-300 5.6 L / 550 EX / 420 EX
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