Also, most locations I shoot at do not have reliable WiFi or cell service, so any cloud-based storage becomes essentially unusable. Having a trustworthy hard drive with at least one terabyte of storage eliminates that problem and acts like a storage unit for your content before you move it into your “house” or in this case, your laptop or desktop back at home.
However, as most of us know, most hard drives are incredibly susceptible to drops, spills, or damage, and even a small element like dust can destroy it, and, at the same time, all the content you worked so hard to shoot. Owning a hard drive that protects against drops, spills, weather, dust, and other elements is crucial in the field. Invest in a durable, dependable hard drive — like the G-Technology 1TB G-Drive Mobile SSD R-Series ($264) — and it will seriously benefit you and your creative process.
Multiple reliable memory cards
Yes, you need multiple memory cards. Having only one memory card for your camera is like having only one arrow in your quiver. You need several memory cards so you can shoot fast and freely.
But they can’t just be any memory cards. Buy memory cards that are fast and effective. Look for card markings like class 10, U3, and UHS-II (and find out what all those numbers mean in our SD numbers guide). These cards can read up to 300 MB/s and write up to at least 260 MB/s, or even faster.