Friday, October 17, 2008

Why I'm Not A Wedding Photographer

Plenty of people have asked me to shoot weddings and other events for them, and I've always politely declined. Part of the reason is that I think I don't take good people pictures. I don't have any real experience with using the flash and getting good flesh tones and all that jazz. The other reason is my lack of concentration on the task at hand. As I mentioned a second ago, I shot pictures at a wedding this evening, and right about the part where they read their hand-written vows, I spot this osprey flying along the water's edge looking for dinner. So what did I get a picture of? The vows? No. The osprey? Yes. Of course. Why ask a silly question?

Congrats Kayla & Ash!

My cousin got married tonight. I shot a thousand or so pictures of the festivities, trying to capture all of the stuff that the professional photographers might miss. That was hard to do as they seemed to be pretty on-the-ball. But as far as I could tell, they didn't get any silhouettes! I tried to watch what they were doing to learn a little something (while staying out of their shots), but all I really got was a bad case of lens envy. Hopefully the shots I got will add something to the memories of the event.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

One Week's Notice

Just a quick update on the stolen car business that some of you may remember from a couple of weeks ago. I got served today with a summons to appear before a State's Attorney next week. I guess they want to get an official statement from me or something. We'll have to wait and see how that goes. In the meantime, I'm keeping my eye on my car just about every waking moment...