Long time readers know my Photography Rule #1 is ALWAYS HAVE YOUR CAMERA WITH YOU!!!! My second photography rule, in other words, the second most important photo tip, is to always have a spare! Now, we can’t always have a spare camera and spare lenses (although pro shooters always should). However, anyone with a camera can keep extra (spare) batteries and memory cards. The lack of batteries and memory cards will render your camera useless. Don’t get caught without a spare. Batteries and memory cards take up very little space in your camera bag and the cost is negligible compared to the rest of your camera gear. Adding these to your pack will add next to no weight or bulk but drastically increase your odds of getting the shot!