Monthly Archives: July 2010

Quick Test Shots From the 28″ Westcott Apollo Softbox

I’ve been wanting a new softbox that’s very portable. For my non-photographer blog readers a softbox is a light modifier that makes the light from a flash appear bigger and softer. Basically, it makes the light prettier. I have a big one that I use on my studio strobes, but it’s heavy and it only…

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Impromptu Roadside Portraits

If you know me, I’m kind of a sucker for light right at dusk. I love the hour before sunset, too… but there’s something about when the sun drops completely under the horizon and the various man made lights come on. There are so many options. I can set the color to show off the…

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My Grandma’s 93rd Birthday Party

We were on a family vacation all week last week. We got back home last night. On the last full day of our vacation, we headed to my Grandmother’s house in Blue Ridge, GA to celebrate her 93rd birthday. My grandma’s name is Helen, but we call her “Bubba”. Arthritis has affected her mobility, but…

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Magical Light or Vacation Part Two

Last night the kids wanted to do s’mores. Heather and I bought marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers. All we needed was a fire. The cabin we are staying at has a fire pit on the back porch, so I got it all set up and started a fire. Everyone but Brian and I were inside…

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Sacrificing For The Image

I’m out in Waynesville, NC on a family vacation. Our cabin is nestled on a beautiful hillside in the woods. We have a pretty sweet view. Today, I’m in charge of slow smoking ribs. My kids love my ribs. They are kind of a big deal. However, I usually smoke them in my gas grill…

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