Have you checked your camera battery? If your camera has been sitting around in the closet for a while, and you use rechargable batteries, you might be in for a rude surprise when you break out your kit to photograph the next big game or your cousin’s wedding.
Rechargable batteries can drain all by themselves. It’s called self-discharge. Even when your camera is turned off, the rechargable battery can drain. So recharge and refresh your batteries the day before the big event. That way you won’t miss a shot.
And consider having some extra batteries charged and ready to go. You can now buy rechargable batteries with up to 2900mAh capacity. The larger that number, the longer the batteries will last. In fact, if you have been using the same old set of rechargable batteries for the last two years, it might be time to recycle them and purchase new high-capacity batteries.