Sunday, October 31, 2010

1 Day 'til Halloween - Checking It Twice

Oops! I forgot to post 1 Day 'Til yesterday!

Isn't it typical of this crazy time of year, packed with activities, places to go and things to take care of? My intention was to post a pumpkin photo or two, but we didn't carve it yet. We didn't last year either. In fact, last year's pumpkin didn't get carved until Thanksgiving when I made it into pie!

Today's tip takes shape in list form so you can make the magic happen!

A few things to remember before the evening festivities begin.

  1. Charge your camera's battery
  2. Clear your memory cards, then Format them in your camera's menu to get the most space.
  3. Place your camera or bag next to the battery so you don't leave the battery behind (or am I the only one who does this?)
  4. Decide what lens you are going to use and if you are going to use flash. Make these decisions before you walk out the door, and stick to them so you can focus on the fun.
  5. Place your camera's drive mode on Continuous shooting so you can snap several frames at a time, it gives you the best chance of one being right!
  6. Watch your SHUTTER SPEED.  In my opinion this is often the biggest mistake I make when shooting in low light situations, heck, maybe in most situations. I forget to look at it or talk myself into believing I really can hand hold my camera for 1/20th of a second. (I can't)
  7. Have fun!
Post a link to your favorite photo in the comments below! 


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Nonnie said...

I love your tips and your pics - they so inspire me to "get it right" Thanks!!

Erin said...

My tip for not forget things? Put your car keys with that item...when I am charging my battery right before I leave I run my charger cord thru my key loop...then when I go to pick up my keys I drag the battery charger with it...DUH put battery in camera!

Sarah said...

My favorite picture from Halloween this year is here:


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