I am so far behind on posting, but I have been taking pictures! Unfortunately PSE8 is holding all my RAW files captive. It worked yesterday and today I can't open a single RAW file in ACR. 2 1/2 hours later, I give up. Hopefully I will have better luck tomorrow!
James was nice enough to head out to scout some new locations with me. He was even nice enough to pose for a few pictures. Most of them were completely goofy faces as I was more interested in trying to get an idea of what the backgrounds would look like. In the one below I pretended like I was going to jump off a bench on him (yes he was upside down too)...we had a great afternoon acting silly downtown :)
I got the opportunity to work my company's booth at the Twins game. Free tickets, great seats and gorgeous weather. It was also fan appreciation and I was the lucky winner of a Dan Gladden signed baseball and a Tony Oliva signed Target Field opening day print! The only thing that could possibly make the day better was a win and the Twins did it in exciting fashion with a walk off hit! This photo was from earlier in game though :)
If you are wondering where I've been lately or if I am slacking on getting my posts up every day don't give up on me yet :) I have been busy trying to customize my smugmug site, creating a facebook fan page, getting my marketing materials in place and more. Phew...It's a lot of work, but it will pay off in the end! If you've noticed, I've added a couple new links on the top of my blog...one for my smugmug site and one for the fb. I don't have a ton of stuff on them yet and the smugmug site is definitely a work in progress (ugh, customization is a killer!), but just taking that little step to get my name out there and letting people know I am portfolio building is already paying off. I have been inundated with requests to take pictures and even from complete strangers :) If there's anyone who wouldn't mind giving me some CC on my site or knows how to customize smugmug let me know!!!!
James had a repeat performance from his previous race and tied his personal best time at 20:30! He didn't look very comfortable through the race and he's been complaining of knee pain. Hopefully his little body will hold out through the end of the season. I chose this picture because I liked the fact that the front runner was out of focus, Brian's dad (in the yellow shirt) was out of focus, but James was the center of attention in focus!
I have always had a love for photography so after years of just enjoying other people's photos I figured that I should focus more on my own :) This is my second year of doing a 365 day photo blog. I learned so much my first year and I am excited to see what this year brings!