There are certain things you should do after every photo shoot, especially if you’ve changed any camera settings. Here’s a checklist you can keep in your camera bag:

  • Download all images to your computer.

  • Backup your images to an external hard drive.

  • Reformat your cards in the camera after you’ve backed up your photo shoot.

  • Change the ISO setting back to its lowest value.

  • Change the white balance back to its auto setting.

  • Recharge your battery if it’s very low.

  • Set exposure compensation back to zero.

  • Change the metering method to Evaluative or Matrix (depending on your camera model).

  • Clean your lenses with a soft brush and microfiber cloth.

  • Clean your camera body with a soft cloth and NO solvents. If the camera has been used in an environment with salty air, dampen a soft cloth and wring it almost dry, then gently rub it over the camera body and lens barrel.