I'm a photography nutcase...okay...a nutcase in general. Most of my photography is candid life--nature, people and animals. However, I do use photography to gift families by giving them a "virtual cemetery experience" by photographing their loved ones' final resting places.
People ask me about the process.
First, I get a request from www.findagrave.com
Then, I visit the cemetery to ensure that the person is, indeed, there. If he or she is there, I need to find them, using cemetery maps.
Then, because I think it is the right thing to do, I clean the marker. I clip the grass, and brush any debris and goose poop away. I wipe the marker as much as I can.
I take a few shots, making sure my shadow stays out of the shot! (Morning shooting is best....)
Finally, I post the "fixed up" photos on the web site to the family, where-ever they are, can visit their loved ones.
Sometimes...I see something special I can add...