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Tammy Anne Beckett (#47570713)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 2 days
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Bio Photo I try to fullfill any photo requests in the area that I live in, when the weather is nice. Any info or any photos I post can be copied and used for any free site or personal use. After I post a photo to a memorial I don't keep it long on my computer. If you see a memorial that you want management of please feel free to ask, I will transfer. Also when I am out picture taking I will always take photos of any Veteran's headstone and post it, and any unusual headstone I see.

I have found that if you are a volunteer photo taker you might want to have a few 'tools' with you; small rake or broom, gardening gloves, spray bottle with water, paper towels and a small bucket to carry it all in. If you are going to place flags or anything on a small pole it helps to have a screwdriver to make the hole so the stick doesn't break.

I am still learning to take better photos, so bear with me, if you see a photo I took and would like a better one posted please contact me and I will try.
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Ace
RE: Your Camera
Hi! I am using a Nikon Coolpix P330, and it takes 12.2 megapixel photos. I exclusively use the autofocus feature. It does have a 5x optical zoom feature to take closeups as well as a wide photo feature. Everything on the camera is very easy to use and understand. I usually have a 64 gigabyte memory card in the camera.

Transferring photos to a laptop computer is very easy as almost all laptops now have a card slot that the memory card fits in. If you are using a desktop computer or an older laptop, you can buy a card reader that plugs into a USB slot and then transfer your photos. One I use and like is made by GE.

An example of the camera is here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-COOLPIX-P330-12-2-MP-Digital-Camera-Black-Mint-in-Box-Many-Extras-/182060548505?hash=item2a63a78199:g:3F8AAOSwr7ZW6wg0

An example of the card reader is here:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/GE-Slim-Memory-Card-Reader-Black-USB-2-0-MAC-Brand-New-/262321762433?hash=item3d13987081:g:e2wAAOSwPcVV2fX1

Besides the great photos I like it because it will fit into the back pocket of a pair of jeans. This leaves my hands free to hold my paperwork while I am searching for a grave.

In order to save battery life, I have most of the features of the camera turned off. It can provide the GPS coordinates of where the photo was taken, but I do not use this. I do use the date and time feature, but I do not imprint these on the photos.

Nikon states that you can take about 200-250 pictures with one battery, but I routinely take closer to 500 photos with one battery. I always carry an extra battery in my pocket even though there is a battery indicator feature on the screen. Two batteries are usually enough to take 900-1000 photos in one day (which can easily happen if you are working at a cemetery that has over 100 photo requests).

When taking photos I usually take 3 - 5 photos of each picture/scene I am trying to capture. I do this so that when I get back home if a photo is shaky or slightly out of focus I can choose the best photo out of the several that I have taken and post that to Find A Grave. I will occasionally straighten a photo if it is tilted to the right or left using Microsoft Publisher and then crop out the white space using Microsoft Paint (both very easy to use).

I do sometimes go back to the same location and retake a photo, but this usually has to do with the angle of sun, a shadow, or the time of day ruining a small set of photos I have taken. Sometimes the grave stone location is just not conducive to taking a great photo. I have one marker that I have been trying to photograph for over two years that I am still not happy with because the trees and filtered sun never seem to shine right to make this happen. On the other hand, I had one almost blank looking obelisk shaped marker show all of its detail when the sun hit it in the early afternoon when I went back.

I hope this helps you out. Please let me know if you have any questions about what I wrote. Best wishes for a great day! Ace

PS: You can charge the battery while the camera is connected to a charger, but I do not like doing this. I bought an external battery charger that I always use. It is much more convenient.
Added by Ace on Mar 20, 2016 4:33 AM
Matthew & Chrissy
William Phelps
Hi Tammy. Thanks for bringing the photo of William phelps to my attention. I removed the photos.

Added by Matthew & Chrissy on Feb 08, 2016 6:42 AM
Joe Craver -- KY Legionnaire
Duplicate photo
Tammy, you have duplicate photos for Find A Grave Memorial# 89342433. Please consider deleting one of them.
Joe C
Added by Joe Craver -- KY Legionna... on Feb 04, 2016 4:22 PM
The Tanners
RE: Buckners in Drake cemetery
So sorry we couldn't find them! Thanks for removing the requests.

Annette
Added by The Tanners on Feb 04, 2016 6:53 AM
sharon howell
Josephine Noliborski
Tammy,

Please read the photo caption for the photo. She is buried in the St. Vincent De Paul section of the cemetery and there is only one large marker for everyone in that section.

Sharon
Added by sharon howell on Feb 01, 2016 8:12 PM
Kathie
Naes @ StL Calvary
Hello,
I got the ones in Sec 11, lot 1057, only 3 of the 5 were marked.

Please seee the caption for those in the lot.

Kathie
Added by Kathie on Jan 31, 2016 6:15 AM
Kathie
RE: Naes @ StL Calvary
Hello,
I did add photos to all in the lot, too.
I did put in a name change for infant.. from NOes to NAes.

If you want to submit edits to all to add the marker transcription and the other dates ... go for it. I am just short on time.

Have you checked out My page. It has several MO links that can be helpful, and free.

Happy hunting.
kathie
Added by Kathie on Jan 15, 2016 10:55 AM
Kathie
Naes @ StL Calvary
Hello,
I got Louis in 20 - 1448.

Please see the caption for more infor.

Kathie
Added by Kathie on Jan 15, 2016 9:39 AM
Kathie
RE: Naes @ StL Calvary
Well, Maybe I should not have told you about that...just kidding. Section 14 is a fairly well marked area, we should have success. The weather unfortunately is now the hurdle, it just started to snow. We will get to it, I promise.

Thank you for putting a request for each person, it really helps us out to know.

Happy hunting,
Kathie
Added by Kathie on Jan 09, 2016 9:17 AM
Kathie
Naes @ StL Calvary
Hello,
You just submitted a photo request for them.

Please look at the cemetery main page, on there is a Link to the Cemetery's online search ... you can determine if there are any others in the St L Archdiocese many cemeteries.

Thanks
kathie
Added by Kathie on Jan 08, 2016 5:36 PM
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