Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Had a fun day barbecuing over at Jody's with family for Memorial Day.
Holly came to enjoy the fun and was fabulous with the kids, tirelessly chasing every ball they threw for her (I didn't take her to the woods figuring the kids would tire her out- and I was right!).
Click on the picture above to see an album of pics from the day :)
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
He set a personal best in both the shot (19'3") and the 100m (16.8secs). He only ran the hundred because they said everyone had to do a running event (so all the field event kids chose it because it's the shortest), but he surprised himself by not coming last :)
|Shot sequence # 1 ...|
|... # 2 ...|
|... # 3 ...|
|... and # 4|
|Quick off the line in the 100 ...|
|... keeping up ...|
|... a close finish :)|
Monday, May 13, 2013
|The "headshot" area of the studio|
When I did the Night Photography evening classes a while back it was a little frustrating because some of the people in the class were absolute beginners who had bought high-end DSLRs but didn't know their ISO from their f-stop. This was a class of me and three professional photographers basically doing a master class (taught by another professional who has had his own successful studio for 25 years) on lighting and posing with some extra info on sales and business thrown in. In fact I was a little worried that I would be the one asking the dumb questions, but was happy to find that I comfortably held my own- all those books I've read and all the practice photographing everything I can has paid off :)
|Looking towards the "low key" area|
with the biggest softbox I've ever seen!
I t was great to be part of a small class taught by a working professional in a working studio. We worked through all sorts of poses and lighting situations- including prom pictures which will hopefully let me do a better job when I shoot the Fanwood Prom for Jackie at the end of the month :)
Unfortunately even though we had all brought our own gear there was so much to get through that for time we just ended up using his gear as it was already all set up for each situation, but it was fun to get to play with a Nikon D4 and a Canon 5D Mk II and some f2.8 70-200 lenses :) It does mean I don't have any of those shots, but I did grab a few crappy cell phone pictures of the studio etc.
|The workshop corner from the "high key" section|
So thanks to the PPA and our instructor Aaron Pepis of Pepis Studios for a great day- I learned a lot and can't wait to put it all to use- and I shall definitely sign up for the next time!
|Shooting some "high key" shots|
|And we finished with some ambient+fill flash shots outside|
Sunday, May 12, 2013
A little Crispy figurine we had made (it doesn't come out that well in the picture but we sent full face and profile pictures and they custom make the face), and Crispy made a book of coupons for hugs, doing dishes, moan-free visits to the supermarket etc.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Friday, May 03, 2013
Now they hang out here for 2-3 hours until they're damp, and then I wear them dry to set the size.
The idea is that you buy them just a little big, then the hot water soak shrinks them 'til they're a little small on you, then as you wear them dry they stretch just enough to be a perfect fit. And this first cycle kind of sets a "memory" in the material- they'll stretch a little as you wear them but each hot wash will bring them back to your size :)
Now I've just got to go and scrub the blue stain off the sink before Jackie sees it ;)