Grammatical exceptions aside, here is a quick list of photography “do’s and don’ts” I’ve formulated from my field experience.
Just for a little fun.
Do; Keep a charged extra camera battery on your body when working.
Don’t; Offer unsolicited critique of another person’s photograph.
Do; Keep a lens cloth with you when working.
Don’t; Use a UV filter on your lens.
Do; Keep spare lens caps.
Don’t; Show a client a photograph that is unflattering towards them.
Do; Learn how to use your flash.
Don’t; Forget to bring your flash.
Do; Keep extra camera memory chips with you.
Don’t; Photograph the south end of a north bound animal.
Do; Make prints of your photos.
Don’t; Forget to back-up your digital images.
Do; Learn post processing.
Don’t; Count on earning much money from your selfies.
Do; Take your camera with you when you leave the house.
Don’t; Leave your camera gear in the car overnight.
Do; Consider your lens as more important than the body it’s on.
Don’t; Work for the promise of “exposure.”
Do; Keep your camera’s sensor clean.
Don’t; Brag about your expensive camera gear.
Do; Keep a hand towel in your camera kit.
Don’t; Forget to clean your camera equipment when you’ve returned from the field.
Do; Respect the other photographers in your work area, they have as much right to be there as you.
Don’t; Forget to fill the gas tank the evening before the trip.
Do; Own a rocket blower.
Don’t; Change lenses in the wind.
Do; Keep a pair of gloves in the vehicle.
Don’t; Suddenly stop your vehicle with a camera laying on the passenger’s seat.
Do; Put the window down before you see the animal.
Don’t; Make noises to get the animal to look up.
Do; Turn the engine off when shooting from the vehicle.
Don’t; Step in the moose poop.
Do; Check your shoes.