Wayne Gretzky once said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." How often have photographers stumbled upon a great photo op in the course of just another typical day, and wished they had their gear? I'm sure it happens all the time.
Lately, I'm working on applying a simple rule I call SPACE; Smart Photographers Always Carry Equipment. Tucking at least a basic camera, small tripod, and a few accessories into my work bag (an inexpensive backpack), and keeping a monopod in my car are couple ways I'm trying to make sure I don't miss shots by not taking them. Now to catch that next great photo op!