Shooting multi day sporting events means that I have to be ready for anything and super organized so that I don’t miss any of the action. Not too different from shooting weddings, corporate events or any location work. One way that I keep my work flowing without incident or accident is to have a system for organizing my card wallet.
My system involves the position of the cards and their orientation. When I open my Pelican card wallet (which I love for its ruggedness, organizability, and waterproof-ness) I know at a glance which cards are:
- Formatted and ready to use
- Ready to be formatted
- Copied to the Hard Drive but not backed up
- Contain data that has not been copied to any Hard Drive
I also have a rule – no formatting a card until the data on it has been copied to a hard drive and then backed up.
Here’s my system. It’s not important that you use it as it is that you have a system of your own that works for you and that you use every time!