I was very prepared to shoot some portraits of Meg when we went out to the lake. I had a big bag packed with everything I own, my tripod, three lenses, my reflector. The only thing that was missing-- my camera battery, which was plugged in in Meg's kitchen. That was going to be an issue.
The lighting was perfect and if we went back for the batter we'd miss it. Luckily for me, Meg had brought her Canon t4i with her 55-250 mm lens. Unluckily. I shoot nikon and don't know the Canon setup. Meg uses auto mode, so she wasn't going to be much help, either.
Unwilling to call it quits, I decided to give her camera a try. I wasn't going to give up that easily.
It took me a bit to get things sorted out. The setup of her camera is completely different than mine (I feel like my camera does in one button what hers does in three) and I had a few bad exposures because her light meter is backwards from mine. But I did manage to figure it out and am happy with the results. How do you think I did?
This wasn't the end of our troubles though. It turns out that the raw files produced by a canon don't get along with my computer. Her's either. It took us about 45 minutes to figure out what kind of file converter we needed to make it work. But hey- now I know how to work a canon and if the situation ever comes up where I need to, I am prepared. It's all a learning experience, and what can I say, I'm adaptable.
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