Friday, December 24, 2010

Sound Board

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rudolph the Play

About 2 weeks ago I got to go see a friends play, and it was really good. Although I seem to always forget to bump up my ISO in situations like this, but I did shoot in RAW so I was able to bring them back

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dickens on the Strand

Every year in December Galveston, Texas put's on an event called Dickens on the Strand.

The event is a reenactment of the Victorian era. So you have a lot of people in costume and there are some comedians and magicians, there's even a bed race.  

Unfortunately we went on the second day of the even and only for the last few hours. So there wasn't as much going on.  

Although I did catch the end of the parade they did. 

This is one of the shows they had. She did juggling, magic and a a few other things.

This is actually a choir from the Christian school down the street from our house.

There were also these really cool lamp posts that use really fire instead of light bulbs.

I know my post are few and far between but that is partly because I have been really busy. 
I am actually falling behind on things to post about. 
So be expecting quite a few post soon.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dance Recital

So the other day I had the honor of going to see a friends dance recital, which also gave me a great opportunity.

I chose to use only my 35mm and Lensbaby at this event so I could get more familiar with them.  I didn't really get to move around and change my angles, but I enjoyed watching the recital and who knows maybe I will be on the stage next year! xD

Monday, December 6, 2010


Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Hunting Trip

Well I am back now, and I had a lot of fun. But I didn't really get to take a lot of pictures, especially of wildlife. We were so busy trying to put some meat in the freezer that I didn't get to take pictures from the stand.

But I did get some landscape photos. :)

There wasn't a single cloud in the sky until we were leaving, and I am really not a big fan of cloudless landscape pictures but I think these came out pretty well.

These last 4 were taken with my lensbaby. :) The more I use it the more I love it, it is an amazing little lens.

Please let me know what you think!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Exciting News!!!!!

I have a couple of new editions to my gear now!!!!! Actually I have a whole now load out. :)

I am now officially Nikon user!! I own a Nikon D7000, with a Nikon 18-200mm f3.5-5.6 VrII, Nikon 35mm f1.8, the Lensbaby composer with double glass optic, and the Nikon SB-900 flash.

Originally I was going to get just the D7000 and the Nikon 24-70 f2.8 lens, but that didn't give me much of a range. I know the 18-200 isn't a pro lens and all that but it is one that I can just throw on the camera and go hiking or what not.

And what do I have to put all this in? I got the Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW. Right now I have a lot of extra space, but it gives me room to grow.

These first 2 shots are the best I have so far using the Lensbaby Composer.

The next photo was shot with the 35mm f1.8. Shot at 1.8

And last but not least is the 18-200mm lens.
I shot this at 18mm. 

I haven't even read the manual for my camera yet but I wanted to post about it and take some pictures. I can't wait to really dive into all the cool features of my camera. 

I am leaving tomorrow (Wednesday) to go on a hunting trip so I will be able to take some wildlife shot, I hope. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Using Flash in Outdoor Portraiture

Yes! I did indeed use a flash for these shots, and no I did not photoshop the background into the picture.

I used the flash to light my subject but had my shutter speed slow enough that it was open longer then the flash, thus allowing the ambient light to fill in. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

My first attempt at ghosting.