The last Sunday in April is a fun day in photography and experimentation celebrating Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. (It’s new to me, too, but now it’s on the calendar!)
My first pinhole image was a “shot in the dark” completely guessed exposure of “a few minutes.” I used expired photo paper I got in a darkroom kit sale last summer. The paper was in a darkroom paper safe storage container but even I opened it in daylight at the garage sale to see what was in it. (For shame!) The darkroom kit had been stored in a barn or an old musty basement. All this to say – it’s not an exact science and this DIY fun can make a mess of your best intentions to calculate precise exposures!
Great way to just go shoot and not stress the details.
More info here at pinholeday.org – enjoy!
World Photo Day Specials
I hope you had a great World Photo Day snapping away with your favorite picture-making devices!
This special has expired, but the sample albums shown are always available to bring your favorite images together into a memorable keepsake. Book me for your next shoot here.
Check out more about World Photo Day and happy snapping! -eB
Last Friday, September 2nd, I set up shop downtown at Generic & invited shoppers to put together a favorite outfit of their best style (or worst, depending on fashion taste) and model it for a mini-session. The results were no less crazy than I expected.
UPDATED: Contest has closed, thanks to everyone who came out for a shoot & everyone who voted! The photo with the most votes won the model a full photo shoot!
Keep an eye out on my Facebook page for more contests & shoot specials ahead! -eB
UPDATE! In 2009 a minor internet inconvenience occurred and I wrote about it. Seems there was some widespread web router problem that blocked a large percentage of DSL customers from viewing my website for a good portion of a day. It was a good reminder to make regular backups of my work.
To celebrate being visible again, see my favorite version of the system being down to a techno beat as sung by StrongBad.
You’re invited to pick a date and time of your choice for a great shoot with Eric!
Great time of year for . . .
Engagement (and Anniversaries!)
Family & Just Because Sessions
Just before finishing packing up for a Saturday shoot I ran across a news feed to find that an article I posted was featured on DIYphotography.net! (That’s Do-It-Yourself Photography, for the record.)
I mentioned the power adapter splitter dubbed “SuperSquid” a little while back here. I was thrilled to see it featured on the Instructibles.com home page as well as added to travel tips on DIYphotography.net.
Ok, off to bed. Just wanted to share the excitement.
New photographic modification project coming next week! Be on the lookout!
Introducing the SuperSquid. 🙂 Location photographer’s battery charging helper.
On location photography shoots I usually run into the need for several chargers and very few power outlets. Other times I’ve packed the camera bags and forgotten the second, identical charger cable thinking it was already in the bag.
2 DSLR body battery chargers that use the same cable, 1 AA charger that needs a wall outlet…. hmm..
Tada! A splitter for camera AND flash battery chargers on ONE PLUG! (Informercial audience “oooh” here) The finished cable takes up as little or LESS ROOM than a standard AC charger cord.
Feeling brave or wanting to see if you still like a little jolt from the wall outlet? Check out the Instructable Do-It-Yourself Page HERE or do it the easy way and pick one up below.
Yep, the Nikon D300 passed the test – it can capture baby cuteness.
Rainy mornings are perfect for baby snuggles and photos.
Why yes, I am this cute in person!
Our little camera ham 🙂
He’s not only accustomed to having a camera in front of him but I’m pretty sure he loves being in front of the camera too.
CLASSIC silly expression!
All cuteness photographed under window light with Nikon D300, MB-D10 vertical grip, Nikon 50mm f/1.4D lens, and one amazing son Adrian.
This came across the wire on my daily quotes of the iGoogle homepage. Something to think about.
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death.
– James F. Byrnes
How do you see risks?