Over on Epic Edit, Brian has a guest post about the 7 bad habits of Digital Photographers. How many of these bad habits do you have?
Bad habit #1, not checking your gear bag. I can tell you I actually forgot my camera bag completely once when I raced out of my house. Luckily it wasn't for a paying client - just my sister. Now I'm extra vigilent to make sure have my bag and that it includes, at the minimum, a camera with lens, a battery, and a cf card. And now my nanny asks me if I have my camera when I'm heading out the door for a shoot. How embarassing.
Bad Habit #2, not checking ISO settings. I've done this one too. One time I jacked up my ISO to take some night time pictures, and then when I took pictures at my next shoot I was like "what's up with this - why are they so blown out" and then I remembered the last use of my camera and quickly adjusted. At least I check the back of the camera often to see how things look so I didn't go through an entire portrait session at ISO 1600. Ick!
Bad Habit #5, deleting pictures too fast. I have the opposite problem. I don't delete anything and therefore my hard drive is now as cluttered as my home office (I don't throw anything away either). However, I'm deep into a two week life reorganizational effort that includes getting both my hard drive and office cleaned up and ready for a busy 2008!