|Tammy Anne Beckett (#47570713)|
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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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|Patricia Moore||Cash duplicates|
Please check your email for duplicate entries. Thank you!
|Terry and the Pirates.||Margaret J Williford|
Thank you for these wonderful photos.
|Margaret Sopp||RE: Sallie and James Sprinkles|
Yes, that must be them. Their dates of death come from their death certificates. ..and their obituaries. So I believe the dates I have on the memorials are correct. It could be that the tombstones were erected years later and the family was confused as to the dates. Go ahead and add the photos. . .and then I will add some explanatory verbiage to their memorials about the discrepancies. Thank you for taking the photos. I was in Carmi two years ago for a meeting and had about an hour to visit the cemetery, but it was too large to walk to find their stones in that short window of time.
|Charlene Kimpler||David Hamilton Harris|
Yes, David was a physician. If the dates match then that is probably his tombstone. His Find A Grave memorial # is: 114648265. Thank you for searching for his gravestone.
|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:
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.
|Joe Craver -- KY Legionnaire||Duplicate photo|
Tammy, you have duplicate photos for Find A Grave Memorial# 89342433. Please consider deleting one of them.
|The Tanners||RE: Buckners in Drake cemetery|
So sorry we couldn't find them! Thanks for removing the requests.
|sharon howell||Josephine Noliborski|
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.
|Kathie||Naes @ StL Calvary|
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.
Added by Kathie on Jan 31, 2016 6:15 AM
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