Swim Meet!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Whew!  All the swim meet photos have now been uploaded to shutterfly. 

That was a lot of photos.  Seventy albums full of pictures.

Probably tomorrow I’ll go through the photos and compile the pool-side shots.  For the time being, looking in events adjacent to a swimmer’s event (the event before or after they swam) and you may find pictures of the swimmer, if that makes sense.

Shooting the swim meet.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

All the event albums are sorted and ready for upload now and I am uploading them as fast as I possibly can. There is one more bit of sorting to work out.  I will go through all 5000+ photos and pull out the pool-side candid shots and put them in the 00 folder.  This will take some doing, so don’t order until I’m done.

About the pricing: My site works on the earlybird pricing method.  The photos will be available for the initial offering price until the expiration date. After the expiration date, the price will go up substantially and will not return to the initiall offering price again (unless something drastic happens).

Concerning photo gifts:  Shutterfly has announced that they will be offering pros the option to sell photo gifts at their sites before long.  This would include calendars, cups, mugs, and other similar items.  As they gave us no timeline on this new offering, I can’t say when it will happen but keep an eye out for it here.  I will contact the coaches when it happens so you can get photo gifts.  If however, you can’t wait until the deadline, contact me about special photo

So, I shot the Swim meet…

Sunday, January 22, 2006

I shot the swim meet this past week, and boy was it an experience.  I’ve decided I need a new laptop.  My current computer is sweating under the load.

Usually, I can shoot between 500-1500 shots a week and not be pushing things very hard.  But this past weekend I shot over 6,000 pictures with my 20D.  I was away from the house, the wife, and the two kids so long that now I’m in the dog house.

I couldn’t get back to the computer until I’d gone to church, cleaned the dishes, and gone on a 2 mile walk with the family. So, once again, I’m here working on the files  And boy are there a lot of them.

There are a ton of shots here.  And a number of them are quite good–I’d say there are about 300 shots that are very, very good shots.  I will go ahead and upload most of them, however, as they tell a story. Sometimes a little splash here and there is nice to have in a scrap book.

All the pictures are supposed to be in order, sequentially, and arranged by Event.  Events with multiple heats should be on a single page.  If something ends up in the wrong spot, please let me know.

I’d like to have the time to go through all the pictures and copy all the pool-side photos to a single album so people will not have to look for candid shots in amongst the race shots.  At this time, I’m not sure if this will be possible due to the extreme size of this current job.

I’m back to work now.