Wednesday, December 31, 2008


All right... I'm a loser. I originally started this blog for photos and I have totally let it slide (notice the date from the last post? like I said - LOSER!). So here's hoping that the new year will keep me posting more regularly.
I have gotten a few new toys for my camera since the last time you've "seen" me. For my birthday Brian got me an MB-D10 battery pack/grip for my camera. What does this mean? In so many words: bigger, stronger, faster!! (uh... I can shoot more frames per second and it attaches to the bottom of my camera making it about 20% bigger). Mom and Dad got me a TC-14EII Teleconverter. So now I can get a little more "up close and personal" with my subject! And... just yesterday, I convinced Brian that I needed his SB-800 more than he did (ok... so I bought him a SB-900 which will work better with his camera and the SB-800 is better suited to mine). I used the flash a couple nights ago to shoot these pics.
I really was kind of dreading shooting with a flash. I wanted to shoot just natural light, but jeez... that just wasn't working for fast moving dogs in the house at night. I caved. I caved big time. The kids were being totally cute with the chewies and I couldn't get a decent shot without flash. So now I am totally a convert and vow to spend this winter learning more about lighting and using my "new" flash.
They seriously love these chewies. They are bully sticks in the shape of a ring. I think they like them more than the straight ones. I can't complain... it makes for more interesting shots.
Until next time... toodles!!