Thursday, January 29, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

a child is born

I had the privilege of attending the birth of my friend's daughter this weekend. Here's Lillian Rae in all of her newborn glory...

accidental self-portrait

Attempting to get really sharp close-ups of Willa's eyes today... I unintentionally caught myself in them!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 4

Played with Isaiah and Elliot today - nice to have some male models for a change. :)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Day 3

Took my camera outdoors for the first time today. The bright sunlight was tricky, learned a lot about the way my camera meters light in different settings - including the fact that I still have a lot to learn! But the sky was too blue to not try to expose for it. Two of the photos I ran D-lighting on to lift the shadows off the faces, but the sky is unedited.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 2

Day 1

First day with my D80, most images are straight out of camera... only the color shots were minorly tweaked RAW images. (I went white balance crazy)


I resolved to spend the entire year shooting manually.  Some shots will be blurred, overexposed, underexposed... but you can watch my progress here.