Dollars Days at Grandfather Mountain

I took advantage of the $1 admission price for local residents this past Saturday and hiked the Grandfather trail to the top. It was a beautiful day to be on the mountain.


Honey and CoCo With My New Tamron

I was driving down Buck Mountain Circle yesterday evening just looking for something to snap some photos of with my new Tamron 18-270 VC lens, when I saw a couple horses running around their corral. I could tell right away they were pets because they galloped right over to check me out. A few minutes later the owner of the horses pulled in the drive and stopped to chat with me. She told me their names and how much they loved attention. Everytime I looked down to check the image on my camera, Honey (right) would pull on shirt trying to get me to pet her.



I was in the studio with Sonya Saturday morning and we were experimenting with some different lighting set-ups before a shoot. I needed to snap a few quick shots to check it out before the clients arrived and fortunately Sonya's daughter, Skyler, was there and agreed to agreed to model for me.
I had my Canon flash set-up as my master and background light with a gobo on one side to reduce any spill, and had the studio light to Skyler's left at a 45 degree angle firing as a slave. I also had a silver reflector a few feet to her right. So it was basically a two light set-up. I'm hoping to figure out a good way to add a hairlight pretty soon, I think that's really all that is missing.


March Madness....

...(or rather March/April Madness) hasn't gone quite the way my bracket projected it to go. The last I checked I was in 67,423rd place on Facebook's bracket challenge. My lone redeeming pick is the 'Heels winning it all in Detriot, and if that happens 67,423rd place will be just as good as 1st.