Scanning these photos reminds me that I need to take some photos of the leaseholders at camp and even the camp exteriors for promotional materials (posters, flyers). I’m now sad that I haven’t done that yet. Freeze framed video (even HD) is nowhere near the printable quality of a good photo camera. Now the leaves have fallen and everything is brown. I’m going to have to get creative with the promotional materials. Perhaps hire a professional photographer to take some photos or an artist that can draw something for the posters and flyers. My skills are with a video camera. Still photography of people is not my forte.
This weekend I also did not have any interviews lined up, sadly. There were also more important things to attend to, again sadly. I couldn’t let my camera sit in the bag again so I’m about to go for a hike with my dad and Justin along the river by our camp. They are scouting for deer season and it’s going to be a beautiful day. I thought it would be a good chance to get my dad to show me where we carved our names in a big fallen tree when I was a little kid. You can’t see them anymore as the tree has decomposed and moss grown over. It has been over 20 years.
Next weekend is a different story. I have camp interviews lined up for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. I can’t wait. That will make 18, 19 and 20. I can’t remember my original goal for number of camps, a dozen maybe. My new goal is 25. With 102 camps left out in the forest that will be a quarter of the camps and I think a good sampling to show both the diversity and the commonness. I’ve talked to more leaseholders and those left to be scheduled will put me at 25. If any other camp is interested in having their camp filmed I don’t need to stop at 25. And if any other camp has old photos they would like to share, please email them to me. Or snail mail and I can scan and send back.