June 11, 2011

WPPI - Las Vegas 2011

This year I was lucky enough to get to go to WPPI in Las Vegas.  Mark had me go down and help at his booth during the trade show.  In return he put me up and I got to take a ton of AMAZING classes.  My first night there started the event off bigger than I ever thought possible.

Okay – so I’m a Nikon shooter.  I love my camera.  I love the way it feels in my hand.  I love the way in shoots in low light.  I love the weight and feel of it.
But, I didn’t carry it with me to the Sony Fashion Show with Nigal Barker because I didn’t know what to expect.  Boy, am I sad I left it in my room.
Enter my iPhone (and people scoff at camera phone shooters- haa)…
Sure – the faces might be a bit blown out and the exposure isn’t perfect, but I’m not ashamed to share them either.
The conference has been amazing.  I can’t wait to recap all that I have learned.  To share with you the things that have touched me and motivated me.
I’m not a professional photographer.  I don’t “fit in” with this crowd, but I cannot tell you how much I am loving the information I am gaining.  I’ve attended an Adobe Lightroom class, a couple of motivational classes (about you and your style) and an amazing class about using the 5 components of photography to encourage your creativity.
By the way, I am sticking with Nikon.  Even though the Sony sounds like an amazing camera – especially after hearing Nigel talk it up like it is the greatest camera maker in the world.  And, Canon – I love Canon but for speed of continuous focus I’m sticking with my Nikon.

June 10, 2011

Valentine's Day at my parents

My mom does an amazing job at celebrating holidays.  For Valentine's Day she decorated the tables full of love and hearts.  Plus she and dad made all of the food in the shape of a heart and a pretty pink.  - Heart rolls, heart meatloaf and pink potatoes - perfectly delicious. The grandkids all had a blast.

June 9, 2011

Cards for Valentine's Day and for fun...

Jade really wanted me to do a special photo shoot of her in her solo costume. (She's doing a beautiful solo to "Alice" from the Tim Burton movie). Her costume is so perfect. She went through some of the positions from her dance while I snapped away.

Then we decided to take pictures for their Valentine's Day cards. I think they both turned out just like them.

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