November 12, 2008
"Photography is a journey. How will you remember the trip?"
~Recent Canon Ad
• Photo Highlights from Flickr:
Photo by Miya Evans
Photo by Lindsay Amore
Photo by Venu Nair
New: "Full": Show your visual interpretation of the word "Full"
Photo by Serge Melki
NEW: Alphabet "S": Create a photo that shows an "S" shape without showing text.
Beloved Object: Show us something that means alot to you.
Self-Portrait: Practice and show us who you are! Start those creative engines and introduce yourself photographically!
Simplicity: Use last week’s newsletter tip to compose a very simple shot.
Pool: Upload your best shots and comment on other Indianapolis photographers’ work. Be inspired.
• Night Shoot Event Announced
Check the website periodically for details about an Indy Photo Coach Saturday night social event focused on night shooting.
Class focus: Night photography, light painting, slow shutter
Date: Saturday, November 22nd
Location: Downtown Indianapolis
• Tip of the week: Travelling With Camera Gear
Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two highest travel times of the year.
If flying, you’ll get to experience our brand spankin’ new airport… use the opportunity to snap a few architecture shots! Make sure to check the airline’s website for specific restrictions, but keep the following general tips in mind:
- Never leave your bags alone. It’s a good idea to carry-on all major photography equipment (camera, lenses, memory cards, etc), but leave tripod-type equipment to the checked luggage.
- Never use a camera inside or near the security checkpoints. Photography is prohibited in this area.
- TSA requires all spare camera batteries to be kept with you in your carry-on luggage. According to them, spare batteries are a fire risk and they don’t want them in the checked compartment.
- The standard carry-on bag scanner will not harm your memory card or film.
Use your camera creatively! It can be a useful travel tool Or snap a photo of where you park before leaving so it’s easier to remember after you return. For example, snap a picture of a huge, confusing subway map and refer to it later by zooming in on your reviewed image. Or snap a few pictures of your rental car to prevent damage being blamed on you.
Try not to "advertise" your camera to thieves. If going into a "high crime" area, you may want to use a bag other than the one with Canon, Nikon, etc. labeled with big bold letters.
These tips and more can be learned in any Indy Photo Coach class or lesson.