Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Website Is How Long Overdue?

Dub dub dot what? It's almost shameful how long it took for me to get a website up and running but I finally did it. The analogy of walking before running is appropriate here; it's up but it's not done. I will be continually adding to the site and growing the content. However, in the meantime, please visit and share your thoughts and comments ---> Stevenson Photography

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Home Alone (Part II)

This 'home alone' series just gets worse with each version, no? It's just too tempting after the family goes off to bed and I am awake - alone - and want to fiddle with my camera. This one actually started as an experiment with double diffused light because I have a shoot coming up that I think this technique will work well for. Then, next thing I know, I am monkeying around with crap like this. ; - )

Strobist Info
Viv285 camera left full power double diffused (once through umbrella then through bed sheet).
Bare Viv285 camera right 1/16 power.
Bare SB800 behind subject 1/4 power.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

A Little Ping Pong and a Little Bitching

My son's friend Kendrick visited with us Saturday night for a little impromptu ping pong tourney. Great fun for all and I was even lucky enough that the boys' attention span was long enough to allow me to dash inside and get my lights and camera in order get this shot. Fun fun fun.

On the other hand, I am tired as . . . well, it rhymes with 'spit'. It's late Sunday/early Monday and I have been working like crazy tonight after the family got tucked in to print a 'spit'-load of photos for my physical portfolio that I will use for marketing purposes in an attempt to obtain some commercial accounts. I sincerely hope I am able to get some work lined up so I can continue paying the bills after my last day as a 15 year veteran finance professional on the 30th of this month. Quitting my job has been scary as 'spit' and it is pretty incredible how high and low one's confidence can be. Stay tuned . . . lot's more to come (and I can't even really speculate on what it will be).

Strobist Info
Two Vivitar 285's behind the subject left and right firing full power back towards camera gobo'd to prevent flare.
One SB800 camera right full power.

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