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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rock & Roll and Tattooed Ladies

Last weekend, I had a chance to shoot a couple of Roller Derby games, in Huntington Beach, CA. Not having seen Roller Derby sine I was a kid (black & white TV days), I had no idea how popular it is.

I Can't Say It Any Better

Yesterday, I went with some friends -- all photographers -- for a mental health day -- just shooting for fun. Joe Photo led us on a 50 miles hike (OK, maybe it was only 5 miles) down a box canyon in Anza-Borrego State Park -- in California.

Here is a long distance shot of one of the big-horn sheep who live in the area -- and yes, I wish I would have had something longer than a 200mm lens -- now that I am home. Of course, if I had to carry it, I might have left it there. Realize, some of my companions where less than half my age, and I'm just happy that they didn't have to carry ME :-)

Oh -- the part about "I Can't Say It Any Better" -- read Joe's blog.

On Joe's blog, your learn that he got down on his belly, to shot a caterpillar. Here, you'll see that Matt Seville likes to shot from a different angle.

Speaking of Matt, and a different angle, here he is, in the background, capturing an image of Hanssie Trainor. Why do this?

1. You can just never have too many photos of women laying in the middle of the road.

2. There where no railroad track to tie her to.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Conversation About Flash

I saw this question in a discussion group on the [b] school, today. so I called Ashley -- this is the conversation that we had.

Flash is not my friend at the moment and I wondering if anyone has any tips about learning to use flash and making it look good when you have to use it. My problem is underexposure in low light settings. Last time I used it I shot on manual at an ISO 800 (I occasionally used AV), and tried to keep the shutter between 50 - 100. I'm not sure if it's the direction in which I pointed the flash or the fact that the location had high ceilings, but I tried to avoid pointing the flash forward bc I wanted to avoid that look. My husband had the same issues as well! Any suggestions?