Care to Share with Canon Story: Lara Salomon

As the entries into our Care to Share competition – where you can win a Canon EOS 500D + 18-55mm IS – begin rolling in, we thought we could share one that had caught our eye. Hopefully it will get your creative writing juices flowing. Remember, the story needs to be under 150 words and can be a handy tip you’ve learnt, an inspiring story or – like Lara – a lesson learnt the hard way.

“Bring a Charger and a Spare”

My first wedding shoot was for friends, and I was helluva nervous. I double checked everything the night before and had it all ready, though I didn’t get much sleep. The day arrived and I made my way down to Port Alfred, and started to get comfortable shooting away. I got some great shots and was really happy! Until the dimly lit evening reception, when my battery started flashing at me. My charger? In my hotel room. With no other Canon users nearby and no car to drive back to the hotel and fetch it, I had no choice but to let the camera die and start capturing the cutting of the cake, the bouquet toss and the first dance with my cheap as chips Fujifilm point and shoot. Lesson learned – bring a charger and a spare.

By Lara Salomon

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Author Bio

Tristan - Founder

Founder of PhotoComment. In a relatively short space of time he has experienced the photography industry almost full circle. From camera repairs, to photographic retail, wholesale, marketing for one of the large camera brands, part time photographer and of course blogger there is hardly a moment when he is not eating, drinking and occasionally getting some sleep where photography is not involved.