Does Anyone use checklists?

Started Nov 29, 2013 | Questions thread
Osvaldo Cristo
Osvaldo Cristo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,294
Overkill

phazelag wrote:

Being a former Pilot I learned the value of following a checklist before and after and sometimes during a flight. In almost every case of damaging an aircraft near take off or landing it was someone not following the checklist. Usually that was a senior guy who got comfortable.

I think it should be required for surgeons as well.

I have been toying with making a Different Checklist for different types of Photography. One for Landscapes, Events, Portraits, Studio, Street, and others.

I have considered laminating small or even tiny cards and attaching them to something like my camera strap, case, case strap loop, or keeping them in my wallet.

Usually when I put work into a shot, the only thing that prevents it from being better, is forgetting some fundamental or a setting I usually use in a different way.

What do you think?

Although I have a mental check listI think a more formal check list for Photography is an overkill, at last for me although I made some mistakes that a check list could avoid: shot a few daylight landscape frames at ISO 3,200 with the camera on tripod, but never ever anything critical...

On the other hand you look comfortable with formal check lists - I cannot see anything wrong for you. The fact other people cannot see value on this does not mean it does not have value to you. Go ahead!

All the best,

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