A Few Cemetery Trip Suggestions

Before heading to a cemetery to take pictures, there are several things to keep in mind, including:

  • having the permission of the landowner, if appropriate
  • knowing how to get to the cemetery
  • having adequate materials to clean the stone without harming it
  • having some way to take notes to augment your photographs
  • knowing how to use your digital camera or phone
  • dressing appropriately–old clothes are best
  • being prepared to take pictures in the shadows
  • arriving while there is still plenty of light
  • having a cemetery travel buddy may be a good idea as well

This list is not comprehensive, but is suggestive.