It is strange to state that this photographer, an obsolete, redundant, retired and inconsequential one has a good paying job today. I will be shooting portraits at a law firm.This is the third time with this particular law firm.
One very important reason for my success in photography, beginning around 1977, and ending with the demise of journalism, is my awareness of Mr. Patterson. This gentleman stated that Mr. Murphy was an optimist.
In all my years as a photographer I always had a Plan B and even Plan Cs. This meant that if I was going to use a camera I took two. In case a flash system might fail I had a backup with spare flash tubes. PC cords were the bane of studio flash photography as they would fail on a job. I always had a spare. Because I test my exposures with a good flash meter I always have two of them and with extra Double A batteries.
The little square device on the bottom left of my scan is one that enables me to connect digital Fuji X-E3 with my flash. The X-E1 in the picture is my backup should the X-E3 fail. For both I have freshly charged batteries and two new storage cards I bought yesterday at London Drugs.
I always include in my equipment case an extension cord.
You never know.