Movin on â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
Yep itâ€™s that time of year for the seasonal change and life changes.
In your families or within 6 degrees of separation, someone will graduate, get married, go on vacation and somehow change their life.
Itâ€™s a seasonal thing. And most of you will record that personal history in the best way you know: with photographs.
Will it be a point and shoot? DSLR? Cell phone? I was just at a graduation and it was long lens on a DSLR, HD video by , and a point and shoot as back up.
The point of all of this? Capture the moments and make sure you are as backed up as any pro would be on assignment. They make sure that every thing that can go wrong is minimized. Because if they donâ€™t get the shot, they donâ€™t get paid.
Hereâ€™s what we carried: Dressed for the occasion, the Lowepro SlingShot 300AW fit the bill.
Inside was the Nikon D200 with an 80-200mm 2.8, and an 18-70mm 3.5-4.5, Canon HV-20 HD video camera with a wide-angle lens, and an SB- 800 flash. And the Panasonic DMC-LX2K. And the camera bag had a great sleek design and was easy to carry comfortably. ( right bag for the right job.).
Small tips: if you are going to shoot a long lens from your seat, set the shutter speed high enough so you can grab quick and sharp. Do some test shots there to make sure you are set. The shorter through zoom is for after the ceremony when you’ll be catching everyone a bit closer.And pick your moments for video. Entrance and exits make for a good way to get your grad the whole group.
Most importantly? 3 camera batteries, 3 video batteries, 3 CF cards, 2 SD cards.
Back up, Back up, Back up. Weâ€™ve discussed hard drive back up, but letâ€™s make sure that while you are going out to shoot, you are covered.
Iâ€™ve had cards die, batteries die, and cameras freeze. This back-up set is the way to go. So you and those that will look for your shots wonâ€™t be disappointed.
Extra peripherals: Donâ€™t leave home without them.