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Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:58 am

'Stop!' Screech. 'What now?' 'Go back. A bit more, more, STOP! Too far.' Forward. 'Stop. Perfect. Turn off the engine.' By this time I seriously have NO idea what he saw. 'There on that branch!' or 'Under that bush!' Ah, got it. Beanbag arranged, lens organized. 'Damn, that leaf/branch/blade of grass/it moved.' Turning on the car, first steps repeated, feeling a bit ordered around by now :evil: 'Sorry, it's gone!'
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:03 am

I never say Damn! :P
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby DavenJan » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:04 am

Hey GP,

Have you been speaking to Jan?
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:04 am

:lol: I know that feeling! :lol:

But, what erks me even more is when you have that perfect photo opportunity and the photographer is so busy with the little knobs and levers on that grand camera, that by the time he is ready to take the photo ... the opportunity is long gone! :slap:
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby DavenJan » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:09 am

She accuses me of that too. But she want's to be in charge when we drive :twisted:
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:29 am

DavenJan wrote:
Have you been speaking to Jan?

:lol: I think it's a universal feeling. @ Imberbe - or stopping next to something I want to see like a lion or rhino and being told nonchalantly 'That's too close.' Then Guinea Pig feels like throwing tantrums :wall:
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby bert » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:33 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Try this.
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Unread postby Jeanus » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:35 am

My suggestion is that if they are going to treat you like one of us guides then they should pay you. Freelance guides fees in this area (well trained patient ones such as yourselves) are set at around R55.00 per hour spent with the guests on the drive.
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby DavenJan » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:40 am

No You have it all wrong, Jeanus, we photographers are taken along so that when we get back home the driver can show off photos of what we saw to friends :D
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:58 am

Jeanus wrote:My suggestion is that if they are going to treat you like one of us guides then they should pay you.
ROTFLMAO! Now you've started something. Fortunately as Dave says, I benefit too in the end. My photographer wants the perfect pic so badly, he needs a driver, I get the holiday
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby DuQues » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:59 am

What Bert says is actually correct.

If the driver is a photographer he/she knows what the other needs, and will position the car as needed. Only a little forward/backward movement may be needed then to get past that always present blade of grass or branch.

I've been in the car with Madach, him driver, me in the back, and he always (if possible) positions the car at an angle to the sighting, so both of us have a good view of it.

Handy having drivers! :lol:
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:08 am

DuQues wrote:
Handy having drivers! :lol:
In fact, since driving you around, I've started looking at sightings in a different light. I never knew you could be too close for a photo nor realized a blade of grass or a shadow falling incorrectly could ruin a photo. I had to start thinking like a photographer. Still learning.
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby J.J. » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:19 pm

If you see ever see bakkie tracks criss cross the road...again and again...backwards and forwards...and u turns...thats my wife with me on the backseat between the beanbags and lenses. We are a team and she knows most of the time exactly what I need.

At the end of a session both of us are tired and love the trip back without a card in a cameras.

In the evening, over a glass of wine, we pick and edit some pics on the laptop with care and love.
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:26 pm

That's the best bit, JJ! I am just as excited to see the photos as soon as we're in camp, sometimes right there in the middle of the road :lol:
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Re: Designated Photographer's chauffeur

Unread postby saraf » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:46 pm

My DD has it down to perfection. Stop, wind window up half way, turn off engine, don't move.
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