Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friends... and family

....go fly a kite.

I highly suggest you find the time and take one day - go to the beach with a friend - and fly a kite.

It will put a smile back on your face ... and keep you from forgetting how important it is to simply play.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CHARACTER.... with individuality and personality

Character: refers especially to moral qualities, ethical standards and principles.

Individuality: refers to distinctive qualities that make one recognizable as a person differentiated from others.

Personality: refers particularly to the combination of outer and inner characteristics that determine the impression that a person makes on others.



Monday, April 18, 2011

For the Love of Photography

I recently made a trip down to Boston to attend the Flash Bus Tour 2011. David Hobby and Joe McNally two very talented photographers who had an idea to take to the road rumbling through 29 US cities in a bus.

The day was full of knowledge flashed with wit and wisdom from David and Joe's many years of shooting experiences.

The question and answer time proved to bring out a few stories and chuckles elicited from the audience.

...and now that I'm back home I want to try out some of what I've learned. Who better than myself - actually I can think of many better - but I was the only one available at the time. :)

So a bit of fun with two light setups and trying to come up with a picture "my client" would be happy with.

Experiment .... to Learn; Learn... to Experiment.



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

From One Day to the Next.... never know what lies down the road so to speak. Places we drive by each and every day can bring new and exciting sights for us to embrace if we drive with our eyes open and our imagination along for the ride.For instance - a drive by the lake with the fog rolling through gives a lonely barren feeling;
...and upon further investigation a glimpse of Antartica exploring the ice caps.
When the following day - taking to the back roads....
brings visions of a ranch in Montana where the buffalo roam!

Next time you get in the car and take to the roads - bring your sense of humor and imagination along. Taking the same road but choosing a different path may just make your day.



PS This is for you Anne - I will definitely be humming softly as I'm shooting this evening :0 as not to embarrass myself

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Beauty...

dish that is.

I had a bit of fun with a DIY beauty dish and tried out some dog portraiture.

In the beginning Smokey was working it.

But as time wore on he got bored...

and really just wanted to have some fun and play ball.