And what better way to celebrate the second day of my baby being back than by posting some pics from tonight’s youth service at church? I have a secret in store for tomorrow’s blog post so hopefully these couple of pics will hold you over!!
As always, enjoy!!
So yes, continuing in my 2011 theme to get stocked up for the zombie-pacolypse (or more likely find new toys to try for trap shooting), I picked up a shotgun on the recommendation of my friend who sold me my Remmy 870 two years ago.
I picked up a Stoeger Condor in 12 gauge with 28″ barrel. It was under $400 out the door (well under) and looks like a beaut. I see extremely polarized opinions on the gun online so I’m hoping I got a good one. I haven’t cleaned it yet (to get rid of the packing grease) but I have until this saturday when I visit PG Trap and Skeet again.
Even if you don’t like guns, please, as always, enjoy the pictures… ENJOY
Merry Christmas Everyone
If you didn’t see the Christmas present I got… look back a few posts and you’ll find it
As a photographer, you’ve gotta challenge yourself at times to stay on your A-game. One of the ways to do that is to look at other photographer’s techniques and mimic them. Then you get to learn some nifty tricks about lighting. I didn’t nail these perfectly but then again when you’re using a magazine cover as a gobo and a magazine subscription card as a snoot, you can’t expect perfection lol. I tried though.
Yeah, the different colored jackets is one of those small details that I just went with because of what was available lol. The light isn’t QUITE as concentrated on the face as I shot it but my space to shoot in was extremely limited so I couldn’t move my main snooted light back any further. The background light is a single SB600 pointed at the back wall. Both flashes were triggered with cheapo RF602s from china
This second light study was from a strobist posting…
Looking at this one in retrospect, I really missed it lol. I’ll try it again later lol.
Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the carbon monoxide… er, something like that.
And sometimes you have to take two crops of a rare capture to remind yourself that
a) It’s a rare capture and you didn’t have time to think enough about your composition
b) You could hear an emergency vehicle approaching from behind and you should really get back in your car
Yeah. lol. Enjoy.
(both pictures today are links to the originals since these small sizes don’t do justice!)
A couple of them to be exact (and correct my own title lol).
Today, the LiT leaders went upstairs with video-master J. Kisser to make a sweet set of videos for the kids. Here are some pics from the video shoot.
(who was dumb enough to give me the boom mic??)
(when did I get smart enough to grab my 11-16 while I held the boom!? lol)
That’s all I could get as a photographer/grip. Holding the boom mic meant no shots while any filming was going on and none of me while filming an announcement with Pastor applejacks. *sigh*. Maybe next time RJ will get there sooner since he’s taller than I am.
Yessir, as one of my hobbies overlaps another, there is an inevitable set of pictures created.
Photography + Motorcycling = my most recent set of pictures.
Here are a couple pictures from that set. The whole set can be found HERE.
Overall it was a productive meet. A lot of hot dogs and brauts were eaten. Maybe even some of the kids mac-n-cheese lol. Good times
This is half of what motorcycling is all about. If you own a bike and never work on it, I IMPLORE you to take your hand to a wrench. It’s rewarding like nothing else
Transcript of the above video:
So in celebration of my 29th year of life on this wonderful third rock from that blazing ball of helium in the sky, I pulled the trigger on a new lens.
WHOOO DOGGY is she a PERTY lens!!!
That’s right… via UPS right now there is a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 AF-S/G/ED/N lens on the way to my hands!! Two pounds of professional goodness all waiting to unlock the range of photos that I usually capture via “foot zoom”.
CAN YOU TELL I’M EXCITED!!!!
My next two posts will feature a few blogs and photographers that I respect heavily