Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Modern Vernacular

WARNING!  ...this post has nothing to do with photography!

There, now that we have that cleared up...

At one point in my life I was able to speak and write proper English.  I knew when to use a period, a semicolon, a colon, an apostrophe, quotation marks and even parentheses.  However over time, it seems I have lost that ability; perhaps because other things (like lighting a 50 person group shot with a single speedlight) may have taken a precedence.  In a world where textology is the modern vernacular there is still someone out there who prides themselves in proper English.

The Baltimore Sun's night time content production manager John McIntyre writes, almost daily, a blog entitled "You Don't Say".  I really enjoy reading his posts, especially after receiving a text message from one of my girlfriend's kids or checking updates on Facebook.

If you have a penchant for eloquence in writing, diction and poignant humor, then hop over to his blog and check it out.  Its some goodly grammar.

...oh, and another cool note, I believe he's originally from Kentucky :)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Off Camera Flash Photography Workshop!

UPDATE: Very cool news! The guys at Outdoor Photo Gear will be sponsoring the workshop and providing door prizes!  Don't miss out!

Do your eyes glaze over at the thought of using your flash on camera?  

Do you want to learn how to create directional, beautiful light with your off camera flash?

Are you intimidated by using your flash off camera?

If so, you will definitely want to attend my first, Off Camera Flash Photography Workshop!

Many folks have been requesting for some time that I do a workshop covering off camera flash techniques and with the help of a few friends and some positive motivation, we are finally in the running.

In this workshop we will be covering all of the gear needed to use your flash off camera, how to balance ambient light with flash and how to modify those little flashes to look like the big boys.  Mastering off camera flash is much easier than you think and will help you take your photography to the next level.  Its so easy even I can do it!

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then check out the details below and I look forward to seeing you there!  If you have any questions about the Workshop, please sound off in the comments sections below or feel free to email me.

Be sure to bring your camera and gear!  If you're new to the new off camera flash world and don't have all the goodies yet, don't be afraid to show up as we will have plenty of gear for you to check out and experiment with.  Also, this is not a gear specific class, meaning that this can be done with Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax and even point and shoot cameras!!!


Off Camera Flash Photography Workshop

When:  Thursday June 24th 2010
Republic Bank & Trust Co.
9600 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY. 40241-3901
(502) 339-2200
What time:  5:30pm to 9pm
Cost:  $59 Cash at the Door