Good? Wonderful......it's been a while :)
Sorry for that little bloggy-break....life got a little crazy for a short spell, but I think we're good now :) Between my volunteer responsibilities, illness, sessions, a trip out of town, and over two feet of snow (no, I'm not kidding....I have pictures)
(Let's hope the Easter Bunny is of the snow bunny variety....as it's snowing outside....again....right now......)
...I just couldn't get on here to blog....
So...the theme for Shoot and Edit this week is "Yellow"
This is from our trip out of town....we were able to take the kids to a neat hands-on Science museum!
For the record....yes, the toddler is on a baby leash. We do this only for hands-on museums & amusement parks.....who wants to hold someone's hands in a museum that's MEANT to be touched? lol The thing is, she's really fast, and I'm usually outnumbered. Please don't judge :) It's the best solution I've found for everyone to stay safe, and still have fun!
I'm really proud of all the shots I took at the museum. Out of the 112 shots I took there, only three of them were slightly underexposed. (one of which, is this one, my only shot with yellow in it!) I was using my external flash in full manual mode...sometimes bouncing it, sometimes using it as fill light when there was beautiful light coming through windows. I've been challenging myself to get to know my flash better, and even practicing using them off camera on a flash stand!
Why, you ask, am I bone-ing up on off-camera flash?
Because I'm taking a day for me, and doing the trek to Pittsburgh next month to attend this. The Flash Bus Tour, being done by two AMAZING photographers who have been doing this for longer than I've been alive.... David Hobby & Joe McNally. Now, I'd only known the name David Hobby since getting into photography (he's the creator of The Strobist blog) The man can do some amazing things with a speedlight and some ingenuity.... Joe McNally though....I've known that name for a while. He is the incredible photog who dreamed up the "Faces of Ground Zero" exhibit that toured and raised money after that tragic day. Living in NY State, somewhere between where the Twin Towers once stood and where the plane full of heroes went down in that Pennsylvania field, I remember those amazing life-sized Polaroid portraits well.
So, to say I'm excited is an understatement.....lol
Anyway, so that's what's been up with me.....I'm gonna try hard to not disappear again!