Here is one image of our trip to Disney World. This was taken with an Olympus Pen E-P1. My “new” toy for the trip. I will be writing a more detailed review of the “new” camera soon!
I’ve been working at being a professional photographer since I was 15. In the 25 years since, I have never truly done a self portrait. I’ve shot myself with my camera a mirror in an elevator going to some hotel room countless times, but not really set up the camera on a tripod, set up lights and taken a true portrait of myself. The reason is pretty simple – I like taking photos of other people better! Anyway, I just got back from my vacation and was itching to shoot something. So, I decided on a bit of a whim to do a self portrait. I pulled on my “artistic” glasses, flopped my new favorite hat on my head (I like hats), and headed for the garage. I set up a studio flash in a softbox on one side and a large silver reflector on the other. The background is just white seamless paper unlit so it comes out grey from the light hitting from the softbox. I set the camera on a tripod and used a lightstand to stand in my place as I focused. Here is the result!
When we were first married, both my wife and I were working as servers at the Olive Garden. We didn’t have a lot of money and we were saving it for important things like a honeymoon and starting a business. Our rings weren’t really that big of deal to us. We just wanted something to show that we were married. Over the last 17 years our rings had taken a lot of abuse. Especially Leslie’s rings. Her engagement ring fell apart a couple of years ago and her wedding band snapped a couple months ago. We decided that we would get new rings. We went looking at new rings one time. I saw some different things that I liked. I spent a day or two online and bought a ring. Leslie has bought and returned five rings. Now she is thinking that she will just move a ring that I bought her a few years ago to the other hand and call it good. So…here is my new ring. If Leslie ever gets a new ring, I’ll photograph it, too!