Of Queen and Mouse and Keeping it Weird
I have the privilege of working for a company that is willing to cover training costs so long as they are beneficial to both my job and worth sharing with my team. So it was that I came across an interesting conference on CSS tips and best practices (stuff relating to the web development that I do) that was being hosted in Long Beach, CA. I’d been to San Francisco in 2013 and had a fabulous time so I decided to cash in some serious vacation days and make a proper sightseeing trip out of it all. Might as well take advantage of being on the other side of the…
We’re Going to Disneyland!!
We check out from the Queen Mary – hop in the car – and head down to Anaheim. Today starts our Disneyland adventure! I take a quick snap of the sign to send to family – and because YAY DISNEY!!! Walking up – the hotel is a little generic looking. The bronze statues are very cute though! A large castle rug in the front entrance. I adore this concept art. Even the bathroom has cute vintage poster print wallpaper. I checked in at the front desk – and the lovely Veronica said if I didn’t mind waiting, she’d give me a bit of pixie dust and get us her personal…
My Visit to the Queen
We head out to the airport – Chris dutifully dragging both luggages so I can work the camera. We hop the shuttle over to our terminal. McNamara is the cool terminal – but only a few airlines fly out of it. We get through TSA with a small amount of hassle… See, packing a ton of charging cables, camera lenses, and M&M tubes full of pennies looks AWFULLY suspicious on the xray. I got my hands swabbed for explosives and everything. This is the biggest airliner we’ve been on. It’s got 3 rows of seats – and yet it’s the narrowest walkway evah. The luggage barely rolls, let alone us…
ShutoCon 2015 – after con report
Normally we go to ShutoCon as artists – selling our usual array of buttons. This year however due to conflicting schedules I missed out on alley registration and decided to just buy a normal badge. It’s been YEARS since we’ve hit a convention as regular run-of-the-mill attendees. I’m always either working a table or official press. So it was very weird and kind of lost-feeling to not have a “purpose” each day. I had a work commitment in the morning so couldn’t roll in until the afternoon. Lunch per usual was at El Azteco. It may not be the most authentic mexican place you can stop at, but the burritos…
Roaming Night Photography in Detroit
If you ask what the best way to get better at your craft is, no matter what the craft, you’ll hear ‘practice’. A photowalk is one of the best ways to do this as it often can take you out of your normal shooting area, introduce you to photographers with a variety of shooting skill levels and styles, and force you to think differently and quickly about what you’re capturing. There are a number of ways that a photowalk stands out above just walking around on your own and can make you a better photographer: You don’t want to get left behind so you can’t just sit around waiting for…
My Photography Workflow
I was talking with a friend about how so many sites focus on the stuff of photography and not as much on the process behind it, and it occurred to me that I’d never really written up how I go about processing my images from the memory card to final product. So, here it is. Let’s start with the camera. Hard to have photographs without one. If we want to go WAY back, my first personal camera I remember owning was a Vivtar 110 point and shoot. That was in the late 80’s, and it was sold only through Avon (of which my mom was fond). I still have some…
Police motorcycles are a rare sight to begin with for me – so seeing these two sleek…
Police motorcycles are a rare sight to begin with for me – so seeing these two sleek Honda's was a nice treat. #motorcycle #Detroit #photography Google+: Reshared 2 times View post on Google+ Post imported from Google+.
Shooting bands at smal local bars mean being able to get up close and personal
It also helps to know the lead singer. This is my younger brother with his band Brash Habit. A great example of why I was thrilled to finally upgrade to the 7D. ISO 2500 and I'd happily print this large. #photography View post on Google+ Post imported from Google+.
All the storms have an awesome effect on the buildings
Especially the RenCen which looks oh so shiny and polished after a good "cleaning". I was in the process of crossing the street when the people mover passed through and I quickly composed this shot. #Detroit #photography View post on Google+ Post imported from Google+.
Grabbed a shot of this pup (a boxer I think?) as we walked around the city before…
Grabbed a shot of this pup (a boxer I think?) as we walked around the city before the Detroit Ford Fireworks. He was very well behaved considering all the activity going on and my camera/attention making him excited. This is one of the reasons I ADORE the live view on my camera. It's something I didn't think I'd get much use from (I never wanted to be that person holding their camera a foot from their face to take the picture) but things like this – odd angles and perspectives – have added a level of creativity. #photography #detroit View post on Google+ Post imported from Google+.