In keeping with my last post, about iphoneography, I wouldn't have gotten these shots if it weren't for having my phone with me. While I love my camera, it is heavy and is not always on my person. The first is my neighborhood as I left yesterday morning. Phone in my hand - no intention of bringing camera with me to a Photoshop Workshop - and voila - a mood piece that was easy to achieve.
I am a still a firm believer in my Nikon gear, and without that, I never would have gotten this.
I was asked to photograph this puppy as a birthday gift and I got so many nice shots, I hated to select just the one, so I had fun making a composite that captured a variety of the puppy's many moods.
One of the fun things I did this past week was a Photowalk with Trey Ratcliff. I've been an admirer of Trey's photography, blog, books and traveling experiences for several years now and HOPED that in moving to Austin I might meet him one day. Well, I never really got close to him because of the crowd and pouring rain, but I was happy to be shooting in his presence in such a cool venue as the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin.
Naturally, when the sun came back out, I registered for a day with Kelby Training's instructor Ben Willmore for a day-long seminar on Photoshop CS5. I had actually taken this once before but it was nice to get re-inspired and to see that I HAVE picked up a lot of tricks along the way and there are still many that I need to try out. His smoke sculptures were amazing. Stay tuned - I am going to try them out this week.
Well, friends, keep shooting whatever you've got. And, leave me a note or a link so I can see what you've been shooting. As a new friend I met this week said, I love to share my photos!