Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Flickring and a strobin'

Yesterday was spent with the people of the Melbourne Flickr Strobist Group and being the second time around for me I was rather revved up about it.

Firstly I needed to have breakfast and the best damned baked goodness is found at the Swiss Bakehouse on Stephenson's Rd. Bagels, I love Bagels and they've got them in spades.
On arriving at the Bakery I let Maggie order for us while I worked out the maths for Rolls...we were organising the catering today as well as shooting. Eyebrows shot skywards when I asked for,
"Fifty Rolls please and can I start with ten of the White knots?"
"Fifty please"
"One, Five?"
"Five, Oh."

After that and a little breakie in the car we both decided to head into Richie's IGA for cold cuts and drinks. It was all quite an ad hoc way of organising the catering but well seeing as I was settled on ordering Pizza (A Melbourne Strobist default) it was worth it and everyone loved the choice. "REAL FOOD! THANKS!" was the comment heard most. ;)

I tells ya, I've got to get a trolley or wheels back on my Pelican 0340 case because that mother is a bastard to carry when it's packed like a Esky.

The great thing about a Strobist meet is having to call on your creativity in order to set your lights, settings and work with a model to create a scene without any planning. Right there and then, create an image or go home.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What a weekend

The last two days have been filled with photowalks. Scott Kelby's through Brunswick then a flickr based Melbourne forum's run through Melbourne Open House and lastly with a short walk through St Kilda with my Monthly POTN walk.

I honestly don't feel tired. I feel as if I could take on two more days.

The greatest thing I've found in this old hobby of mine is the energy that it gives me and the people I get to meet through it.

I'll stop there but I'd like to build up one day to a blog with depth but for the moment, this is a slice.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Designed, setup, lights, camera, action!

I believe some time back when I was a regular blogger an event happened that made blogging for me a little less convienient.

One puppy + one laptop power supply cord = A shorted motherboard and no more laptop

Not long after that I dropped out of using my Livejournal account on a regular basis but now I'm back and I'd like to get my ideas down, record my progress and just to get it all out.

Let see how I go.