Years ago I read a post by Scott Kelby over at Photoshop Insider that had to do with checking your settings before starting to shoot. Scott used an acronym to help remember to check the most critical settings. The acronym is WHIMS, which stands for:
- W: White Balance
- H: Hightlight clipping warning
- I: ISO
- M: Mode (JPEG or RAW)
- S: Shooting (Resetting to the right shooting mode for the subject: Aperture Priorty, Shutter Priority, Manual, etc.)
If you check these before the first shot, you are less likely to have a problem later.
For the whole story, see the post HERE.