Sunday, January 31, 2010
The first date Tammy and I went on was at the Fort Worth zoo in Texas. It has been a little over four years and today we decided to go to a small zoo in Bridgeport, CT. There were some great owls in a barn there, but the only thing I took a photo of was a Bison. I wish I took a photo of something more useful, somewhere besides a zoo, but this is all I got for now. I am starting my project with a race company tomorrow, so hopefully lots of great photos to come shortly.
Monday, January 25, 2010
So I got a new lens about a month ago. It was a piece of garbage, nothing was sharp, and the range was huge (24-120mm). So I traded it in and got a different lens with less of a range but is much sharper and much better. I played around with it a little today, here are some of the results.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
So I got my sensor cleaned today. I actually found a place in westchester that will do it and won't send it to Manhattan and charge me a phenomenal amount of money. I saw this awesome sign on the way there but an accident right next to it prevented me from stopping. So when I picked up the camera later I took the shoot. I really like these old signs. I should have framed it better so I could have dropped somebody in there now that I think about it.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
So I am finally starting to use my lighting. I thought to work on some portraits for my new website which should be ready in a few months, I will shoot the local hockey team. My first shot was in the studio I have. Greg (the guy that gave me my own studio), his son plays hockey so I had his son come and patiently stand in front of my lights while I shot away. I am putting up this shot, the first shot in my studio, of something besides the studio.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
So I miss the days of photographing birds in Texas. Unfortunately it isn't 75 out, but there still are some birds around, mostly water fowl. I got a new lens for really cheap. I used to have a great 100-400 Canon L lens, but sold it when I switched to Nikon. I found a 420 - 800 that comes with a 2x extension tube to turn it into a 840 - 1600. It was less than 200 but is just for fun on the weekends so I don't need a professional lens. If I don't blow them up the pictures are alright. At anything over 50% there is no area in focus at all though. But here is one of the first shots I took. This seagull kept slipping on the ice and couldn't land or take off.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
So no new pic today. I haven't been updating nearly as much as I should. I have been really busy and a little lazy. It is really cold out and hard to get myself to go find something to take a photo of, plus I have been working non-stop. Ordered a crappy but very powerful lens so I should be able to take some bird photos again on free time and hopefully start putting a lot more up. I also got the gig to hang out with the high end race car company for as long as I want (minimum one month) and photograph everything they do. The first race I am going to go to is the first weekend in March and will be in Florida. Hooray warm weather.