Posts Tagged ‘care’

Enchanting Photos Share the Stories of Foster Children to Raise Awareness for Adoption

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Inspired by his own experience as an adopted child, Detroit-based photographer Rob Woodcox wanted to shed some light on the foster system he was fortunate enough to avoid. Thus was born the photo series/project Stories Worth Telling. Read more…

Back to Basics: Useful Tutorial Shows You How to Properly Assess & Clean Your Gear

Most camera gear is built with longevity and strenuous activity in mind, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the best possible care of your gear. To that end, Canon’s service and support team recently put out this video showing the best practices for making sure that you properly and thoroughly clean and check your gear so it can keep working for as long as possible. Read more…

Powerful Short Film ‘ReMoved’ Takes You On the Emotional Journey of a Foster Child

I hope you have some tissues nearby, because this short film by Nathanael Matanick, known better as “Heschle,” makes the term “tear-jerker” seem innocent. Having amassed well over a quarter of a million views on Vimeo and YouTube, ReMoved aims to bring awareness to the importance of foster care programs and the desperate need for quality foster parents. Read more…

The Care and Feeding of Your Tripod

Being a good photographer, you have a tripod. Maybe two tripods. Maybe even a big, heavy duty one for your big lenses, a standard one for everyday use, and one of those small, cool ones that folds up like a roadmap and you can carry it in your back pocket.
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Keeping Your Memory Cards Healthy

KEH has published a helpful primer on memory cards that describes the different types, common error codes you might come across when using them, and how to take care of them:

Memory cards are quite sturdy and commonly expected to work through one million read/write/erase cycles. The weakest part of the card is the connectors however, and should withstand around 10,000 insertions/removals into a camera or card reader.

No matter which type of card (CF I&II, SD, XD, SM, MS, etc.) your camera takes, it’s a good idea to format it on a regular basis. While it may not happen often, these little cards of information can fail and reach the end of their life unexpectedly. To keep your card in good health, format it in the camera from time to time. (I format my card after every major download). This clears up the card and erases all of the data. Of course make sure that you have downloaded and saved onto a computer all of the files on the card before formatting.

Since the number of insert/remove cycles a card can handle is far less than the number of read/write cycles, it’s very important to handle your cards gently in order to prolong their lifespan.

Memory Cards: Compatibility, Error Codes, and Health (via Photojojo)


P.S. Last month Canon also published a helpful guide on its cameras error codes and what they mean.


Image credit: 4GB Memory card by Jorge Quinteros