So this is an interesting idea I haven’t seen before. Called the Memistore, it’s an SD card “wallet”, of sorts. But it’s not like any others I’ve seen. This is a small unit that sits either in your camera’s hotshoe or screws into the tripod socket. The Memistore is being funded through Kickstarter. and has only just launched, so there are plenty of early bird specials for those interested.
Benjamin Franklin once said “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”
And no truer words have been spoken, well apart from “its finger licking good!”….but lets not get on to the colonel and his tasty chicken fillets. 😛
As photographers, most of us tend to have creative brains, which in my own experience, tend to work in the most annoying way imaginable. Logic and coherence is thrown out of the window for a machine gun of random, inconsistent, inspiration, an attention span of a 5 year old, and the tendency to daydream for 15 minutes a time in the middle of your current task. The best way to describe a creatives brain (taken from a meme I once saw on Facebook) is like an internet browser, with thirty tabs open all at the same time. Not very productive or time efficient, to say the least.
I don’t know about you, but I got into photography so I could spend my time taking photos. What I did not get into photography for was the post production, the marketing, the meetings, the consultations, the pitches, the proposals, and the networking. Or the countless hours away from my family. For that I could have kept practicing law and left photography on the shelf as a hobby. The things we do in life always look different to those on the outside looking in. Just like my non-lawyer friends were convinced that all of my courtroom appearances were worthy of a “Law & Order” script, I find that many of the non-photographers in my life have a totally warped view of what those of us who make a living with our cameras do every day. Realistically speaking, I’d have to say that maybe only ten percent of my life as a photographer is about shooting. The other ninety percent is the stuff that makes me wish I could afford a full-time assistant. For me, it comes down to the best use of my time. Does “insert activity here” take time away from shooting and/or family? If so, what I can I do to switch that around?