Santa Photos

Jolly ole Saint Nick
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Jolly ole Saint Nick

This evening was a lot of fun! I had the honor of helping with a fund raiser at the new Pascuccis Restaurant in Goleta. It was organized by some amazing High School students from San Marcos High to benefit the Unity Shoppe. This is a yearly event that started as a penny drive and has grown into a serious fund raiser organized by students.

My job was to help Santa and his elf by taking pictures. It was the first time I had done something like this and I packed along enough equipment to light half the restaurant, but hey, I'd rather take too much than not enough!

My friend rented a Canon EOS 20D from Samy's Camera since I thought that would hook up to my Canon printer easily so we could try to give immediate prints to the kids. I had never tested the "Pict Bridge" before (Canon's voodoo to hook directly to the printer with no computer) but it worked great! Had to reduce the resolution a bit, and mess with the order that I powered the printer and camera on to get things to sync nicely but all in all I was pretty happy with the results.

Merry Christmas!