Earlier this year before i moved to LA i set up a bunch of shoots. Some were unfortunately not able to make it so I couldn't make it work however i've been scheduling those slowly but surely while I've lived down here now. One was Caitlin O'Connor and we killed 2 birds with one stone. Finally shot at the beach in Laguna and we finally got to shoot together.
The day went very well until I dropped my FULL card in the ocean before sunset. I had some cards go through washing machines before so I wasn't too worried but fear slowly crept over me as the sunset. I decided to rush reshoot all the setups we had done the last few hours. I knew we'd only get a few but I didn't wan to end up with nothing from the shoot. I got home and the card worked fine, started to download and it froze on the 20th photo. Tried again and same thing. I eventually copied the files instead of use lightroom but it still wouldn't transfer everything.
I got most of the photos but I didn't get some of the ones I was most excited about. I ended up washing the card again in my sink. Because it was in salt water i had to make sure the port pins didn't have particles on them. Finally everything worked fine and the card seems to be stable.
There were a lot of photos I loved but here are a few.
Nick Mahar is a Director of Photography based in Los Angeles & San Francisco.