Typical day before a event!
Every event is different so you have to do different things to get ready. A bit of a no brainier thing to say but some things are always the same regardless what event your going to.
Special events that require special measures like the hiring of a lens like I did for MCM October Expo in London or borrowing extra light stands for a planed set up you always have to wing this a little bit as you don’t know whets going to happen or what you will have to shoot.
For petty much every shoot or I have a sequence of things I do to safe guard my self. This is the same if I’m just doing a hour session or a 3 day event.
1 Week before (assuming I know about the shoot or even that far in advance if I don’t then this gets dun as soon as I know of it with in a week)
*Make a check list of required gear
*Wright a shoot list of all the shots I need to get
*get all equipment in the same place
1 Day before
*go over check list making sure all gear is present
*Check all batteries and the charge in sequence (I always make sure I have at least one battery fully charged and in the camera in case of spontaneous shoot)
I don’t charge the others till the day before simply to make sure there all fresh and I know with out any doubt there all ready to go. This is for camera and flash gun batteries, basically every power cell I am tacking*Format all memory cards so I’m not worried about what’s on them
*Zero the camera witch is basically putting all the custom settings back to my normal
*Double check my packing
*Finally take one last review of the details of the shoot and my shoot list
And I’m ready sounds like a lot but really isn’t takes maybe 2 hours at most if everything is flat and wile its charging you can be doing other work like I don’t know photo editing.. or playing computer games when your meant to be editing didn’t do that today nooo actually I’m normally petty good but you have to kick back some times lol
So I go thought that process every single planed shoot or event I haven’t long finished doing this process today ready for Auchinawa tomorrow.