Last weekend I got to shoot an air show in Singapore. It was pretty cool to say the least.
In my rush I forgot to bring water or anything to drink, a hat (had a buff tho) and sunscreen. Don’t know what a buff is? Check it out at www.buffwear.com I got like 5 now and almost never leave home without one.
I had to pay out the nose for drinks so that sucked. The absolute worst is this:
Thats what my arms, neck, face and legs look like and 5 days later it still hurts and itches. Yes that is a watch tan. I’m a fair skinned asian, well, I was.
Having processed and submitted my photos, I’ve since been pondering the event and have come up with these non camera ‘notes to self’ for similar ‘no shade’ events:
1) Bring my Tilley (www.tilley.com) medium brim hat. and buff of course.
2) If I’m going single bag then I won’t bring sunscreen but will wear a long sleeved rash guard or something similar. Plus a light jacket, it came in handy. I used my jacket to sit on and as a shade to prevent my cameras from getting super hot.
3) Bring a water bottle big enough to fit at least two bottle drinks. Preferably full.
4) Bring a lcd loupe so I can chimp when theres no action or take video if theres too much action. Even at full brightness I could barely see whats on the lcd.
Well, thats all I got for now, if you some tips, please feel free to share in the comments below.
Here is the link to some of my shots on Flickr 2014 Singapore Air Show enjoy.