As a long time Toastmaster, I was honored to be asked to be the official photographer at a district convention. Totally unpaid, of course, but it sounded like fun and would be a great learning experience. And boy, did I learn.
The good-What I did right:
I brought two cameras, a charging cord for one, an extra battery for the other, extra memory cards and my lap top. That gave me some flexibility, with my DSLR on a tripod and my P&S to carry around the crowd. I was able to dump my images onto the laptop every evening and empty my memory cards for the next day.
I shot in RAW. That came in real handy because the light was VERY low and RAW is so much easier to clean up in post.
I shot big pictures and lots of them. That gives me the opportunity to pick and chose, as well as being able...
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