2) Donít lose your temper. Just donít.
3) Bring as much back-up gear as possible. Now I understand that you may not have a second laptop computer, but you can have an extra sync cord and a back-up cord to connect the camera to the computer.
4) Always bring tape, at least gaffers tape. I have tape all over my cases, so I can always grab some off the case.
5) Always have extra batteries. While a charger is grand, extra batteries are better. You donít need to wait for them. And donít forget extra batteries for the computer and lighting equipment.
6) Extra memory cards, even if you have a big one.7) If you bring food you donít need to take equipment down or lock it up. Still delivery pizzas are tasty!
8) On any job communication with the client is the best way to keep the client.
14) Bring a flashlight. Packing up at night can be a real problem.
15) I always pack my gear so that it is ready to go out on the next job. I prepare for the next job as the current job is ending. Also this enables me to be sure I havenít left anything. MY gear is always stored in the location cases.
2) I start charging the batteries. I always take care of the tools as soon as possible. The next job is as close as the next phone call.
3) I pull out any gear that didnít perform well. Either for repair or replacement.
4) Pay the assistant. I like to do that AFTER the gear is unloaded.
5) Catch up on my blog and critiques.
More on John Siskin...John teaches three excellent online photography courses here at BetterPhoto.com:
About Author / Instructor / Photographer, John H. Siskin
In addition, he teaches studio lighting black and white photography at Los Angeles Mission College. His studio is in Reseda California and more of his work can be seen at www.siskinphoto.com
His work has been part of many exhibits. His photographs have been shown at the Brand Library, 2nd City Art Gallery, Haroldís Gallery, Farmani Gallery, and The Atelier. He has been a participant in the Valley Studio Tour several times.
John has published quite a number of technical articles about photography. His articles have appeared in Photo Techniques, View Camera, Studio Photography and others. He has written about photographic lighting, building lenses, framing, photographic lab work, building cameras, as well as some more speculative photographic subjects. Since he is so well versed in photographic subjects, he is often hired as a consultant by businesses.