I was recently hired, although 'bribed' would be more accurate (Fancy dresses for my 3 young daughters, and all the black forest gateau I could eat...) to take the official Photos at my sisters 30th wedding anniversary/wedding day vow renewal shindig.
All was going well (no embarrassing lens cap moments or drunk(ish) relatives), until the next day , when removing the SD #" id="_GPLITA_0" in_rurl="http://i.trkjmp.com/click?v=R0I6NDEwNTg6Mjg6Y2FyZDo3NWYzNjc0MTIyZTk5ZWFkNzJlOWYxNzlkZjRjZDJlNjp6LTEwMzItNjI4NjI6cHVycGxlcG9ydC5jb206NTI3MTg6NGY3OWI3ZWZhZjM4YjdlM2Q3ZmM5ZDc2MGU2NWNmYzI" target="_blank" title="Click to Continue > by Supreme Savings">cardfrom my camera it fell apart Noooooooo!!! .....absolutely no idea how I'd damaged it and you probably couldn't if you tried, but following some very VERY careful Magnifying glass, tweezers and bulldog clip manipulation - I managed to get the card remnants out of my camera, hold it all together and into my reader and imported the 300 plus RAW pics to lightroom (to say I was relieved is an understatement,definitely a laundry moment), although she hasn't seen them yet so who knows!! lol.
To break up a rather boring TV Saturday - A light hearted question to other Photographers/models/Mua etc , have YOU had a knuckle biting, i'm going to give it all up and join a monestary near miss, what happened and how did you deal with it.
oh and for those 'whipper snappers' who don't know who MacGyver was - google it lol
Shooting a wedding on 120 film, dropped a roll as I took it out of the camera and heard it going, tic, tic, tic along the aisle with the paper not gummed down. Fogged for sure, was my expectation. Not a mark. PHEW!
I've had many occasions of equipment failure. Funniest would proabably be pulling a 300mm lens out my bag to find only half the lens came out. It had literally come apart into 2 halves. Turned out the screws had simply fell out due to vibrations.
Of course the moral of this story is always to have backups. I've learnt in the past you need backups for your backups