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Monday, September 29, 2014

Photo Tip Monday: Pack An Extra Battery

Summarizing today's post: Photo tips, being prepared, & remembering the camera.
Not too long ago my aunt told me a sad story.

She had taken a little trip down to the Outer Banks with my uncle to get away for a few days. They like to visit Ocracoke Island, and that was their destination.

It was a beautiful day out when they loaded up on the ferry (yes, Ocracoke is only accessible by ferry). What an awesome day to take a few photos of the ocean shore from the ferry's viewpoint.

She pulled out her camera, and...dead battery. What a disappointment!

My aunt is usually all-prepared in every situation imaginable. Bless her heart, she remembered to take her camera for the trip. But she is human, and she forgot to charge her battery the night before. Rats.

So in the spirit of this sad story, I have a photo tip for you (after all, it IS Photo Tip Monday): 

Get yourself a backup battery. 

They are usually cheap. But even if it weren't, I'd still recommend you get one. It doesn't matter how fancy your camera is...if you don't have a battery for it, you're screwed. I'd rather have a $50 camera with a charged up battery than a $5000 inoperable one.

Here's a resource for you where you can find any battery for any camera:

Batteries Plus:

Go buy yourself an extra battery and keep it charged and in your camera case at all times.

Thanks for reading and have a great Monday!


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