One of the worst nightmares for a photog is a corrupted memory card.
I have had a few corrupted cards in the past but fortunately never on deadline. Well that changed when I was out on assignment over the weekend. After finishing up a Christmas parade in Aberdeen, Md. I headed out to the next shoot.
Arriving a little early to the assignment I decided to start editing the previous assignment. I put the card into the reader and nothing. My heart sank. I tried again and again hoping some magic would fix it. But nothing.
Put the card back in the camera only to get an error message saying the card was unreadable.
I started trying anything but nothing would work. I ended up having to completely reformat the card and run recovery software. I was able to get back the images and push them in right before deadline.
That card has since been retired and hopefully I won't have this same issue again.
Until next time, take care!