Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Here is the photo for day #21 of my 365 picture-a-day challenge. I like it the most of all the photos that I've made to date. It is begging for a provocative name, however. Please give me some names in the comments section and I'll pick the best one and name the submitter in an update to this post.
Photo info and an alternative attempt after the jump.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I love eating Oreo cookies and love listening to Barbara Jordan, so I thought I'd combine the two.
Canon 7D on aperture priority, f/2.8, 400 ISO, white poster board background and LED ring light. Very simple.
Now I'm going to eat some Oreo cookies!!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
It's 1:18 on Thursday morning. Went to bed at 9:45 last night hoping for a nice long restful sleep. But NOOOOO!! Mr. Scleroderma decided that it was time to play...so, after a 45 minute breakdown, where my loving wife consoled me, here I am posting the photo I made last night.
Boo loves the Texas Longhorns. We got him these slippers this past weekend. So in honor of the Great Nation of Texas, I post this photo tonight.
Shot with Canon SD1200 IS on auto with on-board flash. Boring? Yes. But I wanted sleep.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
This is C Dog, better known as my 10-year old son. He's lookin' pretty gansta, but he knows that any attempt at the gangsta life will bring down the wrath of the parental units. I gotta admit, he does look cool though!
As always, click on the photos for a larger view.
Lighting info and more pics after the jump.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Cheryl recently took possession of her Granny's cedar armoire. She wanted a photo of it and wanted to represent the three maternal generations. This was the result. The armoire was Granny's, the dress on the right was Cheryl's mom's and the flowers and dress on the left were Cheryl's.
Lighting info and setup shot after the jump.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In homage to my Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. It's affectionately known as the "nifty fifty," and for good reason. Everyone should have their brand of nifty fifty in their camera bag. It has great color and contrast, phenomenal bokeh and costs about $90. It's wonderful for those low light in-home celebration photos.
The setup for this photograph was exactly the same as for the product shots in the light tent.
Time for a long weekend. I'm trying to come up with something unique for the President's Day celebration. Mind warp time.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This is my favorite lens. It's a Canon 70-200mm f/4 L USM. It's super smooth and slick as oily ice!! I shoot everything from portraits to sporting events with it. It's light, focuses as fast as lightning and is sharp as a tack.
It was shot inside of an inexpensive light tent that requires no DIY skills, other than opening a package. A set-up shot of the light tent and another product photo of an item I'll be selling soon, after the jump.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Along with many other avocations, including woodworking, I am a photographer. I have literally thousands of $$$$$$ worth of photography equipment. The problem lately has been motivation. I've been watching videos, reading blogs and reading books until I'm now sick of doing those things. It's time to GET BUSY making pictures.
Sooooooo.....as motivation, I've committed to taking and posting a photo a day on this blog. I'll use off-camera flash whenever possible. And I'll be as creative as I can. My lovely wife is the more artistic one, so I'll tap her for inspiration whenever possible. She is not a photographer, so I'll handle the technical side and she the design side.
I'll also post tutorials as often as possible. I'll even include some videos when I think that they'll illustrate techniques better than photos. We use flash in all of its forms; from unaltered on-camera flash to multi-light off-camera set-ups.
I hope this blog inspires you to get out there and push the shutter button.