I agree. I just finished a Mediterranean Cruise and left my Canon 5DIV at home and took my Sony RX100 VI. Never regretted making that decision.
Hope you enjoy your trip!
Have you decided where to stay yet? I would suggest you stay downtown Charleston near the market if you want the city experience, or you could stay on one of the beaches and drive into Charleston. Our family loves the beach, so we stay in Wild Dunes (Isle of Palms) and drive into Charleston. The beach always seems cooler in the summer because the wind is usually blowing. We’ve been doing that 6-8 times per year for 35 years. It takes about 25 minutes each way. Another beach is Kiawah but it is further out but nice also. There is so much to do in Charleston and the surrounding area, I don’t think finding something to do or photograph will be a problem.
As someone suggested, visit the visitors center first. I suggest you watch the short film about Charleston, it just gives you a short summary about the city and it’s history. Buy a walking tour book while you are at the visitors center for quick reference as you walk and photograph the city. The people at the visitors center are very helpful. I’ve never tried it, but I bet you could call the visitors center and get recommendations before you get there.
We haven’t done this in several years, but the Schooner Pride is a sail boat that has a sunset cruise in the harbor. My experience was that it had fabulous light for photos. We always got a wonderful family picture while sailing.
Everyone’s suggestions are great. You will just need to tailor your trip for your tastes.
Also google what is happening in Charleston for the dates you are there. The Preservation Society maybe having house or garden tours so google Charleston Preservation Society and see if anything is going on. Check out Dock Street Theatre, a play maybe going on. It’s a very old historic theater. If you are up to it, take a ghost tour. Our children always said they learned more from the ghost tours than any of the other tours we took them on.
I’ll stop there..... I could ramble on for hours!
Hope you enjoy Charleston as much as our family does.
Thanks for your quick response! I have the RX100 II and it’s fabulous, but going to trade it for one of the cameras above for an upcoming trip and trying to decide between the two above. My normal camera is the Canon 5D IV and don’t want to take it and a bunch of lenses, but want quality pictures. I’ve been trying to read all the threads on both. Thanks again for answering.
Just curious, of the two you mentioned that you have, which would you take to Europe if you could only take one?
Very well put. Things like the Hoover Dam, I wonder how long it would take to get that done in today’s environment.
It would be nice for our country to unite once again .... that is without the war. We probably have the talent and intellect, just not the unified drive. So many take our freedom for granted and forgot or never knew the sacrifices made to get us where we are today.
Thanks for reading the article.
Glad you enjoyed it. Manhattan Project was an incredible project. We live near Oak Ridge and know many people who work there. We went through Los Alamos also this summer. It was an incredible time in our history.
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. There’s a free version where you just put your email and anyone else’s email you want it to go to and attach the file. Before I retired, I used to send large Photoshop files and PowerPoint files all the time because they would fill up my Dropbox. I think the link is good for two weeks. You can send up to 2 gigs each time.
I like the Phlearn tutorials. Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but Phlearn uses masks in many tutorials with many types of masks on curves layers. Everyone learns differently, so this may or may not help you. I guess it’s worth a try!
This is one of his very basic tutorials:https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h5yW5hHjQrE
I’m going to leave the lens suggestions up to the experts, but If you are going to Charleston between March 13th and April 18th, you may be interested in the Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens. Link is below.https://www.historiccharleston.org/blog/events/category/festival-houses-gardens/
We’ve been going to Charleston since the mid 80’s and own a place at the beach with some friends. Just an FYI, Please don’t overlook the food/restaurants. My brother started texting me a little while ago asking if I’d been to any of the restaurants he had just texted me. I replied ‘yes’ to all of them except one and asked where he was getting all these restaurant names. He said the list of best 25 US restaurants just came out (it was either US News and World Report or USA Today) and the restaurants he was mentioning were listed were the ones from Charleston. He said Charleston had the highest percentage of best restaurants for the 25 listed. I asked ‘Including NYC’ and he said, ‘Yes, including NYC’.
Enjoy your trip!!!
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I have used Lens Rental many times. I can walk to their Brentwood location during lunch. Everyone is very helpful. Once when I was at a loss for a lense I called their 800 number and the people in Memphis were great. I now have the Canon 5D IV as you do, but at that time I had a 70D and the lense they suggested I ended up purchasing. You may want to call their 800 number and tell them what you wrote above and see what they suggest. I haven’t rented anything for awhile, because after renting many items I am very happy with my current camera and lenses and haven’t had any GAS for a while. However, every time I go into the parking lot where they are located to pick up lunch at a place in the same retail center, I get that ‘kid on Christmas morning’ feeling! Give them a call, it won’t cost you anything for the call!