Digital Photography Tip #2: Always Carry a Spare

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Buy an extra USB cable for your camera. Buy an extra charger too if the camera doesn’t use standard AA batteries. Put these in your travel bag. Leave the original USB cable plugged into your main computer, and the original battery charger plugged into an outlet at your home or office. Using the same cables and adapters for home/office and travel is a recipe for disaster. Sooner or later you will leave one behind.

Digital Photography Tip #1: Leave the Battery Compartment Open

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

When you take the battery out of your digital camera to charge it, leave the battery compartment open:

Sony camera with open battery compartment

That way you won’t walk out the door with a camera with no battery.