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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR VETERINARIANS
Here is the lithium-ion battery scoop from the FAA for
more info- https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_
story.cfm?newsId=23054
Bring two extra batteries and more storage cards (see Pulse
article #22, July 2017- " DSLR Storage Cards " ) than you think
you need. Storage cards are inexpensive, and you will take more
photos than you imagine, especially when you fantasize that
you are on assignment for Nat Geo as you are shooting away
(and also fantasize about quitting your day job and becoming a
full time wildlife photographer. Hint- don't do it).

drives have fewer moving parts and are theoretically more
reliable. They are much smaller and lighter, and I am using
them more often in place of the traditional portable hard
drive.
Once a CF or SD storage card is full do not erase or format it after backing it up in order to use it again. Store the
full storage card for the return home, and pull out a new storage card to put into your camera.
With this method you now have 3 copies of your photos:
the original on the SD or CF card, one on the hard drive
in your computer, and one on an external hard drive. Too
many people have lost precious photos by not following this
advice. It all depends on how important these photos are to
you. The person that coined the term Murphy's Law just
had to be a photographer.
I also use my portable computer to look at how I am doing
with my photography.You cannot judge a photo just by looking at it on the back of the camera. A portable with a 13
inch screen is big enough, although I use one with a 15 inch
screen since I am often teaching on the trip.

I use plastic, inexpensive, lightweight, and waterproof containers to
store my SD and CF storage cards. This one holds 6 CF cards, I emptied the left side so you can see what it looks like. They also help keep
me organized regarding which cards are full or empty.

Another reason you will take many photos is because it is
probably a once-in-lifetime trip.
Keeper rates are low in wildlife photography, so you need
to take a lot of photos to get those few that you want to show
off or put into a photo album. When I first started taking people to Africa it was not unusual for an avid photographer to
take 500 photos a day. On recent trips some people take that
many on each game drive!
If your photos are important then bring a portable computer
that allows you to back up the photos that are on your camera's
SD or CF cards. Back them up to the hard drive in the computer,
and also to an external hard drive connected to that computer.
These external drives come in many sizes and capacities.
Prices have plummeted
on external hard drives,
so get one that has at
least 1 terabyte (TB)
of capacity. The newer
SSD (Solid State Device)
You can see how much smaller
the 2 terabyte SSD drive is
on the left compared to the
traditional 2 terabyte hard drive
on the right. Anything that can
decrease my weight while traveling is high on my priority list.

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While my guests partake in their mid-day siesta I educate the eager and
intelligent guides on many topics. The 15 inch screen works for this, yet
it is still portable.

Having my computer allows me to start organizing photos (which in reality means lots of deleting) during the trip,
and continue doing this on my travels home. This gives me a
jump on organizing my photos before I return home, along
with giving me something to do during the down time in
airports and airplanes. As you already know, once you get
home all of those plans to organize your photos can go right
out of the door as you return to your busy life, so start during the trip.
Edit ruthlessly, and narrow those photos down to the best
ones to show your friends before they get bored. A photo
album makes them come alive, and the paper in a high quality photo album makes your pictures look even better. I
will go over this in much more detail down the road in my
ongoing series.
U. S. law forbids bringing back any product from an
endangered species. This means any product derived from
a rhinoceros, elephant, or large cat, and even eagle feathers.
Large fines and even criminal charges can be levied. Don't say
continued g
you haven't been warned.

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https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsid=23054 https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsid=23054

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pulse - April 2021

Pulse - April 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
SCVMA Profile
Pulsepoints
Practical Pathology
Optimizing Veterinary Practice Staff Increases Efficiency and Retains Clients
Medical Leeway
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
Dear Tabby
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
AVMA Diplomates
Resources
Disease Table
From the SCVMA Office
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Pulse - April 2021 - Chapter Meetings & Calendar
Pulse - April 2021 - President’s Perspective
Pulse - April 2021 - SCVMA Profile
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Pulse - April 2021 - Pulsepoints
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Pulse - April 2021 - 10
Pulse - April 2021 - Practical Pathology
Pulse - April 2021 - Optimizing Veterinary Practice Staff Increases Efficiency and Retains Clients
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Pulse - April 2021 - Medical Leeway
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Pulse - April 2021 - UC Davis Update
Pulse - April 2021 - Tools for Success
Pulse - April 2021 - Angel Fund
Pulse - April 2021 - Dear Tabby
Pulse - April 2021 - The RVT
Pulse - April 2021 - Industry Insights
Pulse - April 2021 - Quick Reference
Pulse - April 2021 - Digital Photography for Veterinarians
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Pulse - April 2021 - AVMA Diplomates
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