Thursday, July 30, 2009

A New Start

In a few hour I get on airplane and head to Winnipeg.I tonight has taken a big leap towards freedom. I have bought into a photo biz that uses digital props for backgrounds.I have researched the concept for the last couple of months.Tonight I went for it.A good move we will see but it will be a dream come true so now is the time.The plan is spend one more winter in the north and polish the craft.Then in the summer of 2010 return home and open the studio full time.
Over the next 20 days or so I will be posting every day.Lots of pics so I will post as many as possible.Winnipeg will be a blank canvas's.I plan to spend one whole day doing a photo walk.
Sorry no new pic tonight.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

t-4 days and counting

This week we leave on vacation.The family and I are heading to Winnipeg.I am really looking forward to shooting in a different location.I hope to also buy some more photo equipment including a strobe set.
I haven't done too much in the way of shooting this week.Too busy but during the vacation I will be blogging everyday.
Here is the photo for the week.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

30 posts

Generally I am not a good blogger.I tend not to stick with it,but since I started with this one I have manage to be discipline enough to reach a milestone.Shooting From The Hip has reach 30 posts and I hope that I am over the hump.

Yesterday I try to shoot for the TFTTF weekend challenge .The subject is round.I so far have only found the cliche images.A bicycle tire,Car wheels top of a morning coffee cup.I need something out of the box.What I mean is that with other aspects of photography I can go on you tube or other sources and learn,"this light goes here or this setting dose this on your camera".Creativity is whats in your minds eye.

Some shots you chase.You know what you want and you chase it down but some shots chase you.There is a famous shot taken by Ansel Adams.I love Ansel's work.So much contrast and so much life.After reading his biography and watching some video on his life, I have even more respect for his skills and his philosophy.The photo that he took is called Moonrise Hernandez.He was traveling with his son and had only minuets to take the shots.This was achieved with out the use of all the gizmo and gadgets of the modern camera.He just new his craft.That's the type of photographer that I would like to become.

On the job front still no movements.I still have only had some teasers but nothing to solid.One lead was my own photography franchise taking school kids photos.I would mean no income for a year but I am still checking into it.

This weeks photo is a round about way of wrapping things up.(Pardon the Pun).

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunny Mornings

Yesterday morning I went for a drive.There is a bridge that leads no where.Literally!It crosses the prince river and at the end of the bridge is nothing.The land.There was some great opportunity to take photos and lots of listening to the radio.

On Friday I sent for more information on a franchise opportunity for children's photography.Is it a scam,or a certain way to go broke.Who Knows?Or is a way to get what we all want.I Just don't know.

The day today is starting of good.No photography though but some updates to flickr and TFTTF.

This past week on the weekly photo challenge I finished second.I feel these contest are doing me good.Helping to develop my eye.Also I feel more creative in other aspects of life.

I am seriously looking at some lighting equipment for a home studio.One way or the other I will pursue photography as a creative outlet.

This weeks photo ,Tracks.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Morning Walk

Summer has finally arrived in the north and this morning was no exception .We have had some super weather for the last couple days .We celebrated Canada day with good friends and a wonderful BBQ.Not many photo's but a great time.

This morning I challenged my self,A walk around the property with one lens.I got some great shots and some learned a few things about my camera.Here are some results.