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Memory Card & Battery Organization

February 14, 2023

Memory cards and batteries…not really an exciting topic. But we couldn’t be photographers without them, right?

This may sound simple to some, but when I first started I didn’t know which memory cards were the most reliable or the fastest (or even that these were qualities I should have been looking for!). These are the small things that no one really talks about; it’s all just assumed knowledge.

If you’re looking to purchase professional memory cards and batteries, here is a link to my Amazon storefront where I have included all the items I use!

But once the equipment has been purchased, it’s imperative to keep your equipment organized so that you never show up to a session or wedding with an uncharged battery or lose a client’s files.

We are all thinking it–these things are so difficult to keep organized:

  • Which cards have been formatted?
  • What does it have on it?
  • Which batteries are charged?
  • Which batteries are dead?

My exact systems for organizing memory cards and batteries are in the Memory Cards & Batteries Resource inside The Photography Framework shop! It dives into which specific cards and batteries I use, how to format memory cards, how to record to multiple cards, and my exact systems for memory card and camera/flash battery organization. This is a great resource for those just starting out and those who are overwhelmed by having 15 flash batteries rolling around in the bottom of your camera bag!

Need more helpful tips about equipment? Here are some more equipment-related blog posts:

The Benefits of a Dual-Slot Camera

L-Series Lenses: Do I Need Them?

What’s in My Wedding Day Camera Bag?

Canon R6 Review

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