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How to format a memory card on your camera

- 4 years ago

There are many aspects of photography that can be a learning curve in the early days of your photography journey but sometimes it can be the simplest of things that are overlooked or never mentioned. One of the many overlooked aspects is how to format a memory card, in this video we’ve made a simple guide on how to do exactly that.

But for those who don’t know what formatting is, let’s clear it up. Formatting a memory card deletes all the data on the memory card [in this instance] and gives you a ‘clean slate’ to store your new images. The reason you do this in-camera is it allows the camera to also create its own folder where it can save the images for you to import later. 

Now with that being said, here’s the video below. Don’t forget to like and subscribe as there will be more ‘guide to’ videos coming soon.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.