I took about 150 photos at WisCon; earlier in the week, I put them up in an unlisted album, then asked the people pictured in them if it was okay to make them public. Some people asked me to remove some of the photos of them (so I did); and I mostly haven't posted the photos of the people I haven't contacted yet. But the rest of the photos are now public.
|WisCon 2007 Photos|
I used to try to get explicit permission to post publicly from everyone who I'd taken photos of, but that turned out to be hard--people often didn't answer my requests for permission, so I ended up with lots of photos that never got posted. I'm switching to an opt-out system, 'cause I figure most of the time in most contexts these days people are okay with con photos appearing online, as long as the photos don't make them look bad.
So if there's a photo of you in this set that you don't want online, drop me a note and I'll remove it. You don't have to have a reason; "I don't want it online" is a perfectly good reason. (Some people sounded like they felt they ought to allow photos to be posted unless they had some very solid justification for saying no; me, I figure a gut feeling is plenty good enough reason to say no.)
As usual, to download the full-size version of an individual photo, first click it to go to its page and then click the Download Photo link. Unfortunately, you can't download the whole album at once unless you have the desktop Picasa application, which requires Windows.
Feel free to use any photo of yourself from that album for any purpose. If you want to use a photo of someone else for a purpose other than just downloading it, best to ask them first.
I'm sorry to have missed getting photos of some of you; I kept forgetting I had the camera on me. Among other things, in retrospect I ought to have tried to get at least one photo of each of our 42 fiction authors who were present, but that didn't occur to me 'til after the con. I got a fair number of them, though.
P.S.: I was using my new camera, a Canon PowerShot SD700, which replaces my older SD300. The SD700 is bulkier and has a weird issue with graininess in the LCD (not in the photos) in low-light situations, but it has better optical zoom and more megapixels, which combined should let me get better photos of semi-distant subjects. I like it so far. However, I was using the "indoor lighting" setting for most of these photos rather than the "portrait" setting; I still have a lot to learn about the details of how to use the camera most effectively, even though it's a point-and-shoot.
P.P.S.: There's a self-portrait of me in that sarong near the end of the set.
P.P.P.S.: I have lots of notes toward further WisCon-related entries, but don't know when/if I'll get around to posting them.
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