Well let’s hope the heat waves are over. And it looks like we are in for stretch of nice weather. The weather was ideal for last nite’s photo walk at the fair. That was our July meeting for the experienced group.
The beginners group will be meeting at the museum on Monday July 23rd at 7 PM with a continuation of material started last month... bring your camera.
Just a heads up, we will have a special guest presenter for our September meeting. Details to follow.
On a personal note, I just wanted to relay some advice. No matter how experienced you are and how much you trust your equipment, it is always a wise idea to test things before you go out on a shoot and have a black up plan if things go wrong.
I was hired to take a group photo at family reunion. Certainly not a difficult thing to do, but my reason for hire is that I can print 8x10’s on location.
As I gathered my equipment for the shoot, I realized that most of my batteries were dead. I finally found two that would work for the job. I should have planned a little more ahead and put some batteries on a charger.
I grabbed a lens I had not been used a long time and decided to test it first. I realized it would not focus properly. I guess in my travels it must have gotten bumped. I almost left on a job with a non-functioning camera.
After I took the image, and started to print I had several issues with my laptop talking to my printer. After a reboot and driver install I was in business, but should have confirmed before leaving.
Then after about the 5th print, the printer started to jam. So I had to return to my office to finish the printing requirement of 30 images.
I was able to get the job done on time but not without a bunch of hurdles. Lesson learned? Don’t become complacent, test your equipment and have a backup plan.
I’m Wayne Palmer one of the original founders of the Shutterbugs. We have just completed the milestone of 25 years of existence. We are a diverse group, not only in age, but in interests and skill levels.