So in anticipation of attending a car show, and undoubtedly taking a ton of pictures of them.

Step 1: Spend Money.

So in order to truly prepare, I needed to make sure that my gear would actually work when I arrived. I've had my gear for a while, but have not calibrated my lenses (read: performed MFA). Therefore, I decided I would go with Reikan's FoCal software. I went with the Plus, right in the middle, because it would do it automatically, but still let me double check things, and do manual stuff if needed. While I only have one body that can be adjusted, the software supports up to 5. Not shabby at all.

Step 2: Flash your gear.

I take it all out, and put it on my desk. I clean the lenses of grime on the glass, but also the dust from the lens overall. Well kept gear is the best gear to have. Luckily, Since most of my lenses go into their cases when not needed, there's minimal cleaning. I also check for firmware updates for my camera, which there haven't been any, but that's okay.

Step 3: Snap test photos.

What's the point of all that work if you aren't going to test it before sending it into the line of duty?

Gear list for Sunday:

Canon 7D, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Sigma 28-70mm f2.8, Sigma 10-20mm f3.5, Sigma 120-400 f4-5.6. And a few other toys here and there.


All my photos are being kinja'd. Every last one. I guess when I get back, I'll figure out what to do about that.