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Do You Take Your Camera Everywhere You Go?  
User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2874 times:

Hey all,

I'm sort of wondering if you all take your camera everywhere you go? The reason I ask this is this: I often find great photo opportunities, but rarely have my camera with me at that point in time. (Examples - DC-3 that landed at my home airport, breath-taking mountain wave action as seen from my valley, etc...) But I'm afraid to leave my expensive photo gear in the car, being subject to heat and cold. Will heat and cold affect the photo gear? I guess that's my main question.

'Speed

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User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 807 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2858 times:
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Its like the American Express Card...I never leave home without it!  Smile

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User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Well I dont hault it around everywhere.....i go cameraless to school......hehehehe

No i only take it when i go to the airport or when im going somewhere farther than around the burbs here.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2824 times:

I take one of three cameras everywhere, with the exception of the corner store. You just never know.

Jeff


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

I don't always have all my serious gear with me, but I try to have a camera in the car, just in case.

If you keep it in a quality case/bag, especially covered with stuff, you should be okay with the temp variations in a car. But go through the film on a regualr basis.

Tony


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

For flight lessons for example, I leave the camera at home! Thats like the only time....

Its kinda nice strolling accross the ramp when Big Sky or Fedex is right next to you, but you got to draw a line somewhere (trying to learn to fly, not to take photos).

Once I get my PPL however, the camera will be with me at all times  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

...Serge


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2811 times:
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if I am going near the airport then I might take it. Like if my aunt is going to this store called Continental Sales which is under the approach of the three 31 runways at MDW. I ususally take it with me if I have a chance to go down there. If I am going down to a airport like on a trip out of town and I have to ride on a plane I'll take it. Not if I am taking flight lessons cause I did once and I don't want to do it every time I take them.


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User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

One time... at band camp...

Actually... one time, I went to the Museum of Flight to pick something up at the gift store and noticed they had a HUGE section of parking spaces cordoned off. (The parking lot shares the perimeter fence of Boeing Field and adjoins the main taxiway.) I asked the security guard what the hubbub was all about. He tells me the Museum was receiving an F-14 Tomcat donation THAT DAY and it was going to be accompanied by a Super Hornet.

Did I have my camera?

No!

I sat there and watched these two beautiful planes fly in, do a carrier break, land, taxi through the fence and park no more than 10 ft. from my slobbering face. People were being blown back by jet blast left and right. It was great. I was thrilled and pissed all at the same time. (Thrissed?)

Now, whenever I know my commute will take me past BFI, I take my camera.

Just in case...

The End.


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
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I bring everything with me, pretty much everywhere. I got this nifty backback style camera case, has room for my checkbook, wallet, cell phone, mini-scanner, and spare batteries, plus my converters and filters etc.

User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2719 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Murphy's Law.....

The odds of seeing a stunning photo opportunity are inversely proportional to the odds of having your camera with you.

================================

For the slight inconvenience of carrying a smaller point/shoot type of camera (I carry a Nikon Coolpix 950) with you, it saves kicking yourself later. And yes, three of my accepted photos on A.net are from the Coolpix 950. Just remember that when shooting with "only" a 2 megapixel camera, to get close and fill the frame with your image. You really don't have the luxury of cropping later.

Steve.

Oh, and I carry it and other necessities in a 12" long by 6" diameter soft-leather shoulder duffel. OK, Ok, Ok..... go ahead and call it a male purse.  Insane Maybe the women had the right idea all along. But I never miss a photo opportunity.


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

Steve... it's not a man purse. It's European. (Seinfeld reference.)

 Big grin


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Scott.....

I so envy you that you live right right by the Boeing Field and such dude....all we have is the Boeing Headquarters....and a ton of UA A320s at ORD


User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

WOW - Looks like the cameras are going to all the right places...

Sometimes it is all of no ones business...

Enjoy your own...


User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2762 times:

Thanks you all for the replies,

'Speed


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2747 times:

Many professional photographers will always have in their pocket a small "baby camera", like the Olympus mju, just in case they bump into something unexpectedly. Lets face it, carrying a full-size kit everywhere is not practical, but you never know when something intereting will pop up.

Charles


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2743 times:

I agree Charles,

Its pointless carying a camera when your going downtown (oh wait there is CGX  Smokin cool ) but i mean if your going out or something......


User currently offlineChris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

I bring everything with me, pretty much everywhere. I got this nifty backback style camera case, has room for my checkbook, wallet, cell phone, mini-scanner, and spare batteries, plus my converters and filters etc.

where ya gonna be this weekend? let's meet in a comfortable dark alley somewhere, remind me to bring my knife and crowbar.


haha, actually as i write this i looked at your profile, ironically i'll be in SEA this friday... better watch your back  Wink/being sarcastic j/k


chris




User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Always!...

If not I wouldn't have gotten an Aero (something) MD80, Air Transat L1011, Delta DC3, or the FedEx corprate Challenger today!

Brian


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