Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bullet's Interview

Bullet is a beautiful Great Pyrenees/Labrador mix, about 1 1/2 years old, who was shot by his original owner. The dog was rescued by Panora PETS, who got him fixed up, and Donna has now formally adopted him. You can read his full story here.

Channel 13 TV in Des Moines reported the story, and today sent out a crew to shoot a follow-up out at the farm.

Getting "shot" again, but this time by cameras!

Making friends with the news crew.

It's challenging to get a good picture when your subject moves so fast!

...and now the close-up.

The rest of the family wanted in an the action too. In this shot are Monk, Bullet, Harry and Lexi.

Bullet's story is scheduled to air tonight (December 27th) on the Channel 13 News at 5:00 pm. Tune in and see him, and please consider making a donation to Panora PETS.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My New Business Cards

...arrived yesterday! do good work!


We had fifteen inches of snow last night, with more promised for today. On top of that the wind chill is -20 Celsius (-5 F). Staying in today, with hot drinks and good movies....

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shelley Family Portrait Shoot

My second shoot of the day was of the Shelley kids - Tina, Zachary and Zander.

Krueger Family Portrait Shoot

My first "victims" were Marjory Krueger and her children Toby and Cam.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Classroom Studio

I set up today for tomorrow's two studio family portrait sessions, in the Prairieland Herbs classroom. This is a converted barn extension that is used as a storeroom, chandlery, classroom (among others), and tomorrow it will be a photo studio. It's not really an ideal setup, being a bit (OK, a lot) on the small side, and the ceiling slopes down to just over five feet, so it will be an interesting challenge.

Here's my basic setup - a grey backdrop and my two White Lightning X1600 lights. I will also have my Nikon SB strobes at hand, and a selection of modifiers and reflectors.

First light test. In the absence of a better subject, muggins sat in. I hope tomorrow's pics look better :)