Friday, January 11, 2008
Why do the biggest projects always happen on the days when I have my lowest energy?
Actually, this was a perfect distraction for Dr. S from the fact that she was cranky from staying up too late the night before. We pushed back the sofa, rolled up the living room rug (the only large enough area in the apartment) and built ourselves a cityscape, complete with a park, farm, tall buildings, train station, and of course a MoMA. Funny how small it looks in the photo; it actually take most of S's toys and our apartment!
But what I really wanted to tell you much I'm enjoying the external flash for our camera. Most photographers seem to advise against the use of a flash, but with our dark apartment, taking photos in the winter is nearly impossible. I love this flash because I can bounce the light off the ceiling or walls or I can attach it to the camera with a cable to achieve a variety of other lighting effects, similar to having a studio light. Let me know if you want specifics on it and I'm be happy to provide the details on brand, model, etc.
I'm still no professional photographer, but I think this gadget will actually help me to take photos every day (even on a rainy day like today) and will ultimately improve my photography as a result.