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!!


Inkspots said...

Oh, he looks so vicious! Congrats on the new goodies. Always fun to have new toys to play with.


Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

wow!!! Amazing pics!!!