Last night we had a retirement party for my friend, colleague, and boss, Dr. Linda Carson. She had been principal of Byrnes High School, and most recently Assistant Superintendent for Administration.
Our public relations director wasn’t going to be able to attend, so he asked me to take a few photographs of the event. At first I think I would just take my new little S50 and take some subtle shots. That idea was shattered when the battery ran low before I even got started. Fortunately, I had my D50 in the car, so I grabbed it and started shooting. Turns out it was the better camera to use.
For whatever reason, some people seem to equate have a large DSLR with being a photographer. I was actually able to move amond the tables and and I think get better responses with the large camera than with the smaller one. Folks seemed to think I knew what I was doing, and there were no odd questions as to why I was taking pictures.
Tomorrow I will need to have the opposite effect. Paul and I are hitting another flea market, where most of the denizens are loathe to have themselves and their possessions photographed. Something more subtle is a necessity.