Saturday, November 17, 2012

Craft Show 2012

I know it's been a very long time since I posted anything here. It's been quite the year. Tomorrow we are packing up some of what we've done and selling photo at the Mayo Employees Arts & Crafts show. The event will be held again at the Mayo Civic Center.

Attached is a sample of one of the photos we will have. I should have more to come.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Week 4 - Snowman

This weeks photo is pretty simple. I grabbed some of my wife's winter home decor and I posed me a photo. These are some of my favorites. I just love it every year when she gets out the bucket of snowball fight. Makes me smile.

As you should probably notice, this isn't how they are sitting around the house. I got out my light box. The one I made a while ago out of a cardboard box and some tracing paper.

Just so you can see this engineering magic, here's the scene I just shot. I think I paid $5 for the box at Home Depot, and about the same for each of the spot lights. The tracing paper was ridiculously expensive. You wonder why I lit it from just one side. First, I liked the look, second, I can't find the tracing paper and the right side has a whole in it. Grr.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Week 2 - Game On

Week 2 - Game On by OhCaptain1
Week 2 - Game On, a photo by OhCaptain1 on Flickr.
Made week 2. Well, I shot the photo Saturday, which was within my week, got it processed Saturday, but only minutes before we hosted a poker tournament at our house. I'm calling it good :-)

As I was setting up the tournament, I usually like setting up these scenes. I had just stacked all the chips we needed, put out my least favorite hand in the entire universe and snapped a couple dozen shots looking for a good angle.

I this I could get the lighting better on this one. I shot it using a flash. The ISO was too high as well. I had forgotten to dial it back from shooting sans-flash shots of the basement. Oh well, doing a photo a week for a year is gonna be messy.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week 1 - Kirby

Week 1 - Kirby by OhCaptain1
Week 1 - Kirby, a photo by OhCaptain1 on Flickr.
The 52 week challenge is back. I guess I'm a glutten for something.

Week 1 is a portrait of our dog Kirby. I find shooting a black dog a real challenge to get the exposure right.

This was shot with my 50 mm prime f1.8. I got Lightroom for Christmas but didn't really think this picture needed much.

Happy new year!