The sunglasses idea is great, but now I'm really curious.
I wear prescription sunglasses, which were burned with a brownish tone unlike typical S/G's (my personal fashion statement <g>). And I have horrible vision (+6 in my right eye, with astigmatism). After the sun's up tomorrow I want to play around with using these glasses over the lens. The great thing about digicams is the ability to experiment with goofy ideas like this without cost.
Very good article. #6 is vital - I shot 550 pics during a vacation to attend my sister's wedding. 200 were worth burning to CDs for family. I carry two 256m chips plus a spare battery and charger in my camera bag.