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Save Yourself Some Heartache – A Photo Tip for All

If you lose a memory card or (gasp) your camera- give the finder a way to return it to you! This easy tip may save you some heartache.
Whether you’re a professional photographer or just like to snap photos of your family losing a memory card is an agonizing experience.  Losing a memory card that is still in a camera is expensive and agonizing.

Several times these past months I’ve seen a photo shared on Facebook or Instagram with the caption “Help me find this couple/ family/ person.  I found their camera/ memory card full of photos and want to return it to them.”

I have a quick and easy tip that will save you some potential heartache if you lose your camera or memory card by giving the finder a way to return it!

Follow these four easy steps:

1. Open a new document on your computer- a Word doc, an email- it really doesn’t matter.  Type “If found please contact {Your Name}, {Your Email Address} and {Your Cell Phone Number}.  Enlarge the font to fill about half a page. You can also hand write this information on a piece of paper- just make sure it’s legible!

Find a memory card


2. Either- Print and take a picture of the print-out or take a picture of the computer screen with your camera.  Either way fill the view finder with the text.

Find your SD Card

3. Go into your camera settings and LOCK/ PROTECT the photo.  Select Protect Images.

Pro Photo Tip

4. Select the images you would like to protect.

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Protecting the image will prevent it from being erased each time you download your photos and erase the images on your card.

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Copy and protect this photo on ALL of your memory cards.

That’s it!

If you are interested in a no-pressure conversation to learn more about a photography session please contact me using the link above (or email me – and I’ll be happy to answer your questions!


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