Hi fellow Nikonians, My parents are planning to take me on a 4-day cruise vacation to Phuket (Thailand) this upcoming December. I'm not going to waste this opporunity, and plan to take a lot of pictures. I'm thinking about doing some portrait work while on board also. Now, my question is: 1. Should I shoot print or slide ? I'd rather shoot slides (a chance to test my skill and my camera's), but then again the developing (printing) process for slides is a bit expensive. Any suggestion for good all around film/slides ? 2. Should I be minimalist, or should I take most things with me ? I don't mind the hassle, I think .... 3. Would a tripod be necessary ? Thank you first.
!!Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam!! George Oei
George Oei Madison, WI "Dude, you're getting a Nikkor !!!"
#1. "RE: Cruise Vacation" In response to Reply # 0
San Pedro Garza García, MX
LAST EDITED ON Nov-14-01 AT 05:04 AM (GMT)
If this is not a trip you make recurrently, you might as well bring in the arsenal. When I don't there is always the "I should have brought the ..."; on the other hand, when I do, there is always the "I did not use at all the ....". Tripod? Little chance to use it onboard, but you can make a lot from it when on land. I have always admired the incredible sharpness of the images made by a friend; his secret: never make a single shot without a tripod. But he doesn't go on cruises. I am under the assumption that you will have a cabin large enough to hold your arsenal, of course. Have a great time JRP (Nikonian at the north-eastern Mexican desert) My profile, My Gallery Previous photographic journey, before Nikonians: A Brief Love Story