Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Kittens & A Family Portrait Opportunity

"Getting the cats before we have Vietnamese might not be good." I replied to Maggie tongue in cheek. Off we went for Friday lunch with a couple of my workmates.
Friday lunch at work is a fresh thing that I've been enjoying of late. Four workmates go out to a restaurant for food, the odd drink and some decent conversation and unlike the Friday night get together the wind down seems more effective.

After lunch Maggie popped down to the Lort Smith to pick up our new kittens, Murray & Lilly and brought them by work for a quick looksie.

They've settled in now and have run of the house which was an easy decision to make considering the proficiency of their house training. Kody, our Labrador loves them however Pokie, would rather they stay at one end of the house and himself in the other.

Here they are from their first morning here. They found some paper work and were spreading it around down the side of the bed.

On another note, one of Maggie's workmates, Chrissy, was quite impressed with my shoot with Laura and asked if I would shoot a family portrait for her. Maggie passed on my acceptance during a night shift and she was so excited she was literally speechless. Apparently she doesn't own a single group shot of her family together so it will be a first for me and I'm quite excited.

I'll draw up some ideas but this will be a shoot I'm really looking forward to.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dope, Soap & Hope

Here's one of a series of posts from Zack Arias. Derrick is trying to make a difference in his life but every so often he makes a difference in someone elses.

Read the post and more here

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Mini Meet

I'm finding it quite difficult to do anything today. My head is clogged up but I've got to do this post as part of my workflow.

Upload, rate, cull, process, upload to Smugmug and Flickr then write about it....blow nose, take tablet....uuuggh.

...and now leave it for a couple of days and you feel much better about it all. ;)

Now let's get back to saturday's work. I went to an old shoot local where I'd left a jacket behind and it wasn't open so a quick stop at a Burger King and then bustered to Rey's place for the shoot.

Parking was easy and I was the first one there by 15 minutes. Out came the windex and newspapers to clean the road grime off the balcony before the rest of the MUA's, stylists & our 2 models. Now I'll let it be known that Rey had a great itinery set out and we VERY loosely adhered to it. As a consequence I only shot with one of the models but I acheived a lot from the day.

Shooting in the bedroom was an awesome thing which saw me asking Rey for an iron so I could get all the creases from the sheets! I've never ironed on a bed before and no one had ever seen it being done before but it paid off!

Thanks to Rey for wrangling the models, MUA and stylists and lastly for allowing all of us to shoot in his apartment for the afternoon.