Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Buenos dias from the southwest side of Houston, Texas! The 4th largest city in the good ol' US of A. Live from the beautiful Ayva Center, it's the 14th stop of the 2011 Flash Bus Tour, starring David "Strobist" Hobby outta Baltimore, MD and Joe "Numnuts" McNally, outta New Yawk City, NY. I had, by choice, a back row seat for this Fantabulous Flurry of Flash Fanatacism. I was not disappointed.
The Flash Bus
Truth be told, there is no real Flash Bus. It's just a large placard that they place in the parking lot. Betcha didn't know that! Here are the real buses for Mr. Hobby and Mr. McNally respectively. Both were strategically hidden in the corners of the parking lot. Can't fool me!!
|Mr. Hobby's Sweet Suite on Wheels|
|Mr. McNally's Flashy Bus|
The morning started out with Mssrs. McNally and Hobby scrambling for larger projection screens. With the help of some Houston folks who got the Tweets, problem solved. Gotta love us!!
The was a large diverse crowd in attendance.
|We think the guy in the solid blue shorts is wanted for failing his urine test.|
The beautiful and "always ready for your wedding or party time celebration" Ayva center on Richmond Avenue. Notice the beautiful silks hanging from the ceiling.
|Over 80 Nikon flashes at once. We Canon folks got screwed....AGAIN!!|
Does it really get any better than this for off-camera flash photography? I think not! Each of these
|Mr. Hobby checks the wind speed and direction for proper lightstand sandbag placement.|
|Mr. McNally "assumes the position"|
There was brief mention in the media frenzy before the tour began that these two fine gentlemen might be getting married. We in Houston were sooooo honored that they chose our fine city for the ceremony.
|Joe removes his veil and David warms his palms and drools|
Notice the strategically placed "TFB" sticker to help the newlyweds remember what they were doing when the were wed.
Enquiring minds want to know whether their wedding night was one of "full manual" control, "ISO horny," or was it a night of "wide open" (r)aperture.
I can tell you first hand that these fine gentlemen put on a show like no other. Much is to be learned, much laughter to be had and I for one am re-inspired to "be one with the flash."
|Joe showing off his street creds.|
Both men were kind enough to shake my hand(weird infected sores and all(and without even flinching)), and engage me in conversation. You won't meet two better all-around good guys with no pretense. The world needs more like these gents.
A day chock-full of fun, fantastic speakers, people flashing and a load of freebies and great deals for $99?? Are you kidding me?? Pay your money and just do this!! You'll be glad you did!!
Larry Wyatt (Twitter- @beauxtx1)
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
These are some recent portraits taken while on vacation in Florida. All are taken with off-camera SB 25 flash, balanced with ambient sunset and positioned by my ever-faithful and loving voice-activated light stand, my wife. Flash triggered by Pocket Wizard.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
In 2002, I wrote a poem for my then 2-year old son. This is a portrait of him make from the words in that poem. Be sure to click on the photo for the larger version.
This is the entire poem:
In every life, a miracle arrives
A gift sent from heaven above
Mine is a rainbow, a brand new life
Graced by unconditional love
A million adventures for you await
But none as important as these
Learn how to give and to create
Of comfort, a provider be
I pray the Lord will keep you safe
And ever questioning why
Marveling at the beauty of life
And why stars fill an evening sky
Do not regret your choices, my son
Be they good or bad, you’ll see
Lessons taught are not undone
If we learn, we’ll better be
I wish you peace in every way
That indifference may pass you by
Fear not the future and live for the day
When you are a better man than I
Someday I will leave and forever be gone
To be in heaven with a watchful eye
But never forget that my love lives on
Until we’re together again on high