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08/10/2017 05:12:05 PM · #1
Argh!!! I went out to shoot for negative, and set my camera to really funky settings to get what I wanted.

And I missed a once in a lifetime shot because my settings were wrong!

ARGH!!

Ok, you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming.
08/10/2017 05:22:16 PM · #2
Oh man, that really sucks.

Not a once in a lifetime opportunity, but last week I was at a family reunion in the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was late afternoon and our son and his wife came in excitedly to tell me there was a beautiful bull elk at the stream by the entrance to the condos. It was raining, but not hard. I put my camera in a plastic sleeve, threw on a poncho, and took off. He was still there. The best shots, though, were over a quite high fence that I couldn't even see over; from the other direction, you could only get condos or the road in the background. So my son got down on the ground and had me stand on his knee so I could shoot over the fence. I got some great shots. Then we went into the garbage area, also fenced in, and I tried perching on the dumpsters but I couldn't hold steady. So he found some paint cans for me to stand on. More great shots. Finally I said I was done and we could go. Walking back to our condo, I decided to take a look. You have already guessed it . . . no memory card! By the time I got back, the elk was in the back yards of nearby houses. Oh well.
08/10/2017 05:23:26 PM · #3
So you had one negative experience?
08/10/2017 05:41:12 PM · #4
Originally posted by scalvert:

So you had one negative experience?


Ummm.. nope.

I think that was 2!

I mean, seriously... two negative experiences in 9 or so years. Geesh.
08/10/2017 05:41:40 PM · #5
Originally posted by nam:

Oh man, that really sucks.

Not a once in a lifetime opportunity, but last week I was at a family reunion in the Rocky Mountain National Park. It was late afternoon and our son and his wife came in excitedly to tell me there was a beautiful bull elk at the stream by the entrance to the condos. It was raining, but not hard. I put my camera in a plastic sleeve, threw on a poncho, and took off. He was still there. The best shots, though, were over a quite high fence that I couldn't even see over; from the other direction, you could only get condos or the road in the background. So my son got down on the ground and had me stand on his knee so I could shoot over the fence. I got some great shots. Then we went into the garbage area, also fenced in, and I tried perching on the dumpsters but I couldn't hold steady. So he found some paint cans for me to stand on. More great shots. Finally I said I was done and we could go. Walking back to our condo, I decided to take a look. You have already guessed it . . . no memory card! By the time I got back, the elk was in the back yards of nearby houses. Oh well.


Ack!! I've done that. Can you set your camera to not shoot without a card? I do that on my canon.
08/10/2017 05:48:03 PM · #6
Originally posted by vawendy:

Argh!!! I went out to shoot for negative, and set my camera to really funky settings to get what I wanted.

And I missed a once in a lifetime shot because my settings were wrong!

ARGH!!

Ok, you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming.


Oh, the joys of the Minimal rule set.
08/10/2017 05:58:29 PM · #7
Originally posted by Elaine:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Argh!!! I went out to shoot for negative, and set my camera to really funky settings to get what I wanted.

And I missed a once in a lifetime shot because my settings were wrong!

ARGH!!

Ok, you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming.


Oh, the joys of the Minimal rule set.

Yep. Carry two camera bodies.

So, you did, or did not, get at least a really cool funky shot in the process?

eta - and here we go....

Message edited by author 2017-08-10 18:00:23.
08/10/2017 06:04:23 PM · #8
Originally posted by glad2badad:

Originally posted by Elaine:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Argh!!! I went out to shoot for negative, and set my camera to really funky settings to get what I wanted.

And I missed a once in a lifetime shot because my settings were wrong!

ARGH!!

Ok, you can go back to your regularly scheduled programming.


Oh, the joys of the Minimal rule set.

Yep. Carry two camera bodies.

So, you did, or did not, get at least a really cool funky shot in the process?

eta - and here we go....


Nope. Ah well. If I wasn't out shooting, I wouldn't have even seen it. So even though I missed the shot, I at least saw it. :)

The funny thing is, I'm trying out the Canon 7D Mark II. And it just arrived AFTER I was out for 2 hours to try for shot.

I guess it was must my day to miss things by just a hair...

08/10/2017 07:01:47 PM · #9
Wow! What a story!
Yes, set your camera not to be able to shoot without a card.

Then, at least you'd have known you were just enjoying him and not shooting him.

08/10/2017 07:56:08 PM · #10
Wendy, facripesake set your camera to shoot RAW+JPG on your minimal preset; that way, no matter what sort of funkiness you dial in, the RAW can discard it. Problem solved!
08/10/2017 08:28:21 PM · #11
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Wendy, facripesake set your camera to shoot RAW+JPG on your minimal preset; that way, no matter what sort of funkiness you dial in, the RAW can discard it. Problem solved!


Nope. Massively over exposing or underexposing can't be solved in raw. :)
08/10/2017 09:21:42 PM · #12
Originally posted by Lydia:

Wow! What a story!
Yes, set your camera not to be able to shoot without a card.

Then, at least you'd have known you were just enjoying him and not shooting him.


Not sure I can . . . but I'll check. That would definitely help as this is not the first time I've done this.
08/11/2017 01:09:37 AM · #13
I've left my memory card out several times, but my cameras let me know as soon as I try to shoot.
08/11/2017 09:39:35 AM · #14
Originally posted by scalvert:

So you had one negative experience?


I see what you did there... ;)
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