Wednesday, September 30, 2009

En lightened

Well today I bought my first set of strobes for photography.It not a large set but it comes with some neat stuff.Some reflectors and some gels and barn doors.This I hope is the first step towards the new business.
I plan to use the next few months to learn how to use the strobes and really perfect lighting techniques.The poor kids they are already so use to the camera's i can imagine how much more they will have to put up with.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday Morning Wind

After two straight days of rain and wind finally we are enjoying a bit of sun.Not much sun grant you,but some sun.Today I hope to be able to buy a set of strobes.I have look at several companies and dealers and I think I have found the one that I like the most.

Not sure if I will get many photographs today.Its almost hockey season and I am trying to get ready for my fantasy hockey draft.Maybe I will grab the camera and record the fun.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunny Fall Days

Well fall has hit the Arctic.We have already seen our first light snow fall.There are still sunny days come to but they will be far and few between.I have had two injuries over the past month that has slowed my photography down.I just haven't felt like picking up the camera because it has become two painful.Yesterday I finally got enough strength up to do some shooting.

Most of the pictures I take are with in a few hundred yards of my house.The are images abound and they are ever changing.Many photographers get into a rut by saying I cant find anything to photograph.To that I say you are not looking to close.

This week photo is Door Knob.

Monday, September 7, 2009




Last night my wife decided to scan some baby photo of our first born son.At the time we had a cheep point and shoot film camera.Every photo of our sons first days were ruined or at least so we thought.
Now with technology I can remove the hair and other sings and were to bring back the photo to a usable print.I am not a master of Photoshop or Gimp,but in a hour or so I had a print that was usable.I was thinking what this means to the world.The amount of historic photographs and films that have been damaged or lost now have avenues to restore and be done by the average person.
Think of the thousands of photo lost in in the floods in New Orleans or the fires in LA.I am starting to fall in love with post processing software.

A Rough Week Means Back to the Books

The past week has been a rough one.I ended up pulling some mussels in my neck and spent three days in bed.This gave me a lot of time to read and review tips and photography styles.As a amature photographer the learning curve can be steep but sometimes it can also be wavy.
I find that as I attempt to produce what I see in the my minds eye my technical knowledge is not always at the level as where it should be to produce the shot.I love to experiment but not always knowing where the end result will be or knowing what exactly I have done.I keep notes,tons of scribbled message in an unreadable code to any except me.They are all over the place.Just like organizing the hundreds of photo from any given shoot, I now need to what I did to get that particular shot.So a long process in in progress.