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Memory Cards: Tips On How To Store Them Properly

Author : Rick Valence

There are many benefits to learning how to store your memory cards effectively. Any photographer who has multiple memory cards can attest that keeping them organized and secure can mean the difference between keeping your pictures safe vs. running the risk of losing them entirely. Ideally, you should store your cards in such a way that they are kept safe from both contamination and being misplaced.

Many new photographers simply keep them in a clutter drawer or strewn on their desk. However, by making an effort to store your cards properly, you will ensure that they will continue to benefit you for much longer than if you hadn't.

When it comes to learning how to store memory cards, it's important to remember to keep them sealed in a way that protects them while still leaving them within easy reach. Fortunately, you can find a variety of small booklets that work much like photo albums in that each card is sealed in a transparent, plastic pocket, protecting it from dust, static, water, and grime. In addition to this, sorting your cards this way allows you to label them as well, which can be enormously helpful if you regularly use several at once.

Another advantage to keeping a memory card album within easy reach is that it's a simple matter to zip it closed and store it with the rest of your photography supplies. Most varieties are built sturdy; along with having durable plastic pockets on the inside, ideally these booklets should have thick, resilient cloth outer casings as well as reliable zippers. This will allow you to be able to keep the booklet close at hand while working in all sorts of settings, whether you're taking photos outdoors, from a moving vehicle, or at a crowded indoor event.

In the long run, taking the time to learn how to store memory cards this way will save you a lot of time and trouble. Along with keeping your cards safe from contaminants and the elements, you will also be able to keep them nicely organized. This will be useful in the event that you ever wish to transfer a certain set to your personal computer or show photo samples to a perspective client.

With this in mind, it's easy to see why storing your memory cards properly is important. Don't run the risk of damaging or misplacing your cards. A memory card booklet may seem like a small thing, but if you truly care about keeping your cards and your photos safe and in good condition, it's quite a big investment indeed.

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Rick Valence is a digital camera repair specialist at C.R.I.S. Camera Services in Chandler, Arizona. Along with being a camera and photography enthusiast, Rick enjoys digital camera repair blogging in his spare time and traveling around the world to find exotic regions and experiences to photograph.

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