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Yesterday I shared three great tips for keeping your digital camera in top shape for all your digital photography needs: from commercial photography use to those creative shots you take for your digital photography class, keep reading below for some more advice to keep your camera functioning!

  1. Do not overcharge your batteries and never mix old and new batteries. Overcharging can cause leakage, and
    mixing old and new batteries can cause a great deal of damage. Also, be sure to remove the battery when the camera is not in use and store it in a corrosion-resistant container.
  1. Don’t delete pictures one by one and always safely remove the memory card from your computer. Instead, delete batches of pictures after you’ve uploaded them.
  2. Store your camera in a clean, durable protective camera case when not in use. Make sure the case is padded enough to protect your camera from any unintentional knocks or falls, and always keep it in a dry area that does not get too hot. Keep the camera case itself clean to avoid the transfer of dirt.
  3. Clean the memory card slot with a canned air duster to avoid dirt build-up. Be gentle when doing this – you do not need a full blast of air to clean this tiny crevice effectively.

Following these seven simple steps will keep your camera functioning properly each time you use it. Take care of your camera, and it will be able to take care of your commercial photography needs for a long time to come.

 

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Keeping your digital camera in tip top shape is the result of continual maintenance rather than periodic cleanings. Follow the seven steps outlined below to keep your camera clean and functional, inside and out, for all your digital photography work and digital photography class work!

  1. Remove fingerprints and dust from your camera lens before and after taking pictures. Use a blower brush to remove any dust particles from the front and rear lenses. Then carefully clean the lenses with a very fine tissue paper or micro fiber cloth and an alcohol solution designed for camera optics. Be very gentle – these lenses are costly to replace and any carelessness can easily result in unwanted scratches.
  2. Clean areas where dirt can build up over time with a blower brush or a canned air duster. Make sure your blower brush has very fine bristles to avoid any unintentional damage. When used carefully, a canned air duster helps remove dirt from the crevices between the very small buttons on your camera. NEVER use the canned air duster to clean the lens, sensor or shutter chamber.
  3. Clean the outer casing of your camera. Although this is mostly for aesthetics, any dirt that accumulates on the outside can work its way inside over time. Run a blower brush over your camera and wipe it down with a lens cloth or dust cloth.

Keep reading tomorrow for more tips!

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