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Your Biggest Photo Nightmare?

 
JeffreyG
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Aug 02, 2016 14:56 |  #16

I once pulled my 1D4 out to take some pictures and discovered the SET button had been pressed and the camera live view was ON for the duration of my travel time. The battery was 100% dead, and I was out of luck to get any shots.


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Aug 02, 2016 15:04 |  #17

Taking this shot at the weekend, having a very young family I rarely get time to do anything, so this was 'special time', all pre planned, and had to be quick as possible due to his millisecond attention span, so I set up the lighting, prefocused the lens, set aperture and ISO in manual, took some test shots, all ready to go, ushered him into the room only to have his little brother throw a tantrum over not being allowed in, spend 30s consoling him before shoving him mums way, then rush in and spend a quick 5m taking shots, perfect, great, some real keepers there. Pack it all up, go downstairs, fire up the PC, all totally out of focus! In the 30s I was with his brother the little sod had played with the camera, so this shot was from the next day :oops:

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Aug 02, 2016 18:09 |  #18

Bassat wrote in post #18083401 (external link)
My biggest photo nightmare has been my wife. She will not tolerate the 'dawdling and fiddling' with camera stuff while on vacation. My vacation/travel gear has been whittled down to: G15/270EX II, batteries, chargers, cards. It all fits in a bag smaller than her purse. Last couple of trips, it all stayed in the bag. Next trip: smart phone camera. Funny, I seem to enjoy my wife, and my vacations, a lot more than my cameras. HOODATHUNKIT?

My experience as well! The extra 10 seconds I take to get a great photo really irks my wife. I could argue that she wastes much more time than I do on trips, but I value my sanity too much to do that.

JeffreyG wrote in post #18084756 (external link)
I once pulled my 1D4 out to take some pictures and discovered the SET button had been pressed and the camera live view was ON for the duration of my travel time. The battery was 100% dead, and I was out of luck to get any shots.

I really must remember to assign another function to my Set button!

My nightmare was when I was shooting a corporate event one night and was packing lots of bags. I was to bring a backdrop, studio lights and printer to make prints of the employees on location. And then cover the event. I had about 6 bags that I packed into the car and then drove an hour to the hotel. I opened the trunk and realized I had forgotten one bag. The one with the cameras and lenses! I ended up driving home to get it and returned two hours late. The organizer was quite upset at the time but it all worked out in the end.




  
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Aug 07, 2016 04:14 |  #19

Heh! I don't know about "nightmares", but I'm sure we all have stories to tell, like when we've forgotten back-up batteries or back-up memory cards!

And then, I had a story: a few years ago I was working with a local group that was led by, well, what can I say, a very attractive youg lady. She enlisted me into shooting at an "open mike" night they were sponsoring at a local lounge, and I was of course "sure!", and so..

I came, hung out with my attractive friend, surrounded by other cool people,. I had my camera with an attached flash (no built-in flash). The performances began, and I started "capturing", all was good, and then my flash died, batteries ran out, and I had neglected to bring back-ups, and at, say, 11:00 at night, there was no place around to race to! I sadly said goodbye to my beautiful friend, Oh Well...


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Aug 10, 2016 07:00 |  #20

Bassat wrote in post #18083401 (external link)
My biggest photo nightmare has been my wife. She will not tolerate the 'dawdling and fiddling' with camera stuff while on vacation.

Huh! I am not alone. :-(




  
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Aug 15, 2016 08:17 |  #21

I went on a trip to Greece and brought the wrong battery charger. :cry: When all three of my batteries died I bought a point & shoot. (This was before decent cell phones.)


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