Great time at the Fillmor last Friday doing some photography for the Whitehouse Players. Great band that you should check out the next time they're playing near you. You can check out all the photos from the shoot here.
We had a great time last night listening to Hip Pocket at the Fillmor! We were already planning on checking out the show when the band contacted us about doing some photos for them- so it worked out perfectly. The lighting was pretty low for photography but I managed to use a tripod here and there to help steady the camera and was able to provide the band with some- in my opinion anyway- great shots. You can check out the whole shoot here: Hip Pocket at the Fillmor.
Having fun experimenting with some macro photography of spring wildflowers. Very tricky to do. The closer you get the more the smallest amount of wind moves your subject to the point where it is impossible to get a clear photo. Try to get a fast shutter speed and there's not enough light- unless you're in direct sun and then the lighting is terrible so your fast shutter speed does you no good. Here are a few examples from a little trip afield yesterday. I'm hoping to get out a few evenings this week as it looks like the flowers will peak in the next few days.
The last month I've taken two winter camping trips in the Porcupine Mountains. The first trip was quite the challenge in that the temperatures, and the wind were unusually- for this year- difficult. The second trip the challenge was the additional three feet of snow that had fallen since the first trip! In both trips photography was tricky. I wanted to take several lenses and my good tripod but it was such a struggle with additional weight. Everything needed to winter camp is heavier than summer and takes up more space. And then, even keeping the camera dry and usable is difficult. I would have liked to have had a lot more equipment but I had to limit myself. On the first trip I had only my D80 and a 35mm prime. The second trip I took the D80 and went with the kit 18-105 lens. I carried my heavy Slik tripod the first trip, and then went with the much lighter- but no where near as sturdy- Slik traveling tripod the second trip. Links to the two trip reports are below: