Plano Senior Photographer Vacation Schedule
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My husband and I love to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico in the summer. There is so much I miss about the place when I'm not there - the cool mornings, the delicious New Mexican cuisine, the art galleries, the artists, the mountains, and, of course, the architecture. I often bring my camera with me, too. There are many subjects to photograph there; seems I never tire of it. I am telling you this story not so you will sorry for my husband, but to give you a glimpse of how we travel together, how we get to enjoy our getaways yet still come away with some great pictures that help me remember the experience when I'm stuck in the Dallas heat. And my husband never complains.
- First, I always take my camera equipment on the plane with me and stow it under the seat in front of me.
- There are only a couple of hours a day I will photograph. Sometimes, I will get up at about dawn and head over to Canyon Road or wherever else I want to photograph and photograph about an hour after sunrise. I do not get up early every day.
- I do not bother photographing during the harsh daylight. It is liberating to leave the camera behind for most of the day.
- I scout photo locations during the harsh light of the daylight hours and sometimes at night.
- We eat an early dinner (better anyway because everything is less crowded) and then photograph during the golden hour before sunset. These locations may be different from the early morning locations because the light is coming from the opposite direction.
- On one visit there, I really enjoyed some nighttime photography. There was not a single other photographer out, which surprised me.
Yes, I used a tripod and, yes, I did get "busted" by a bartender across the street at a bar I was photographing. I showed him what I was doing, had a great bodyguard (my husband), and the nice bartender decided that we were not up to something evil and he left us alone. (Apparently, someone had used images of the bar in a not-so-nice manner and he was paranoid about it.)
- Sometimes I take my laptop so I can store pictures on it but memory cards are relatively cheap these days, so it would be much easier to carry extras.
- Beware when you are photographing buildings that you can get run off rather quickly if you are photographing a government building. Also, when photographing someone's personal property, you should get a property release from them if you intend to sell the images.
Here are some favorites over our several trips there:
I find this schedule gives us a lot more freedom during most of the day. I hope it helps your family, too!
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