Thursday, April 17, 2008

Triangle Park

Architecture is my weak suit. I don't have tilt shift lenses. I'm not good at waiting for the moment when it involves a hundred people.d I'm also not great with clouds. Hummm. Maybe I'll say no next time someone asks for building portraits.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Nice Cameras!

Roxanne took this one at last weeks wedding. I thought it was cute. Sometimes I like to use three cameras. I use prime lenses most of the time I have to zoom with my feet (walk closer or father away) and I find that I like the have a few focal lengths to choose from. For those nerds who are curios in this photo I have a Mark III with a 200 f2.8, a 20d with a 28-70 2,8 and a 5d with a 24f1.4 and a 580ex. The different cameras have different focal lengths so I can move the lenses around to get a number of different combinations. Fun stuff.

Friday, April 11, 2008

So Stylish!

Originally uploaded by SleddPhotography.

We look so young.

Happy Day

Originally uploaded by SleddPhotography.

I don't blog here anymore. But I love this photo and wanted to share it.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Florida Fun

Just got back from a week in Florida with Scott's family. We boogie boarded in the ocean, rode bikes, ate rich foods, and attended his sisters wedding. It was nice to get away from Austin and have time to think. I even did some work on my tan. Tanning is an uphill battle for me. :)

Being away from the office gave me time to think about what I want to do with my career. I was on the editorial/commercial path and then I caught the wedding bug. The other work I was doing before was far more glamorous, but the pay cycle was killer! Weddings are easy for me. Stressful situations tend to have little effect on me. It's like I always say -- if the cat isn't on fire everything is ok. And to date there have been zero charred cats as a direct results of my bridezillas.

What am I going to do with myself? Short term - I want to spend the next 18 months doing as many weddings as I can. I want to sharpen my teeth working with my gear and save lots of cash. I just dumped $5k into wedding advertising. I've got a full page in "the" austin wedding magazine, a booth at "the" wedding show and I'm advertising on a blog for austin ladies who love to shop. The hope is I can fill my calender up fast. I want to grow my business, but I want to pay with cash instead of going into dept. I've made it this far without breaking the bank. It surely slows things down.

After the weddings - I want to make art and do high end editorial work. A few fancy weddings thrown in for good measure would be nice.

Next step - Commercial space. I've been working from my old house and the commute/having my bro here is driving me nuts!!! I want a safe place to keep my gear, enough room to build art pieces, a place to meet with clients and maybe a little area for shooting. 600 feet would be ideal. More if I was splitting it with another photographer or artist. Having a place for sign-age would be A+. I'm thinking vintage neon. :)

Beyond that - I need a digi hassy back. It would make it possible for me to make HUGE prints and it would be great for getting those extra high end weddings. I'd like to use the back with an H2 system and get a 4x5 camera. (they work with both). Maybe I should start saving a percentage of each wedding to pay for one of these puppies! The price has come down some, but I don't see them ever being really affordable. Oh how I love fancy camera stuff. Oh oh oh oh.

Ok. I'm going to get back to work. Enough dreaming for one day. :)

Monday, June 18, 2007

More Boating

Went to ski shores with the gang. It was fun. I'm starting to like spending quaility time in the sun with my lover and his friends. Never thought it would come to this. Just for the record. I didn't eat this border burger.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Going to be an Aunt

Well. I'm going to be an aunt. My brothers ex-girlfriend is having a baby. Not sure the math works for the babies due date, but when does it? No one ever talks about the baby (a girl) and when we do talk about her she is usually referenced as "it" or the "b-a-b-y". Because baby's mama lives in Seattle and has a 7 year old I didn't think much of the whole thing. Then she announced she is coming for a visit in August when the baby is 8 weeks. This got my attention. She recently lost her job and my bro can't travel because of the probation ... so. I'm guessing she'll move into the house my office is in. I've been sniffing around for a commercial location. Everyone claims she won't move in here, but I don't buy it. It's easy to have nothing to do with a b-a-b-y who lives in another time zone and is still in utero. She will be much harder to ignore/deny when she is on our doorstep. Not sure what I think about all this. Honestly I just hope she is healthy and her mother has no intentions of swindling the family. Sorry I'm not nicer. Trust is as trust does.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Should have purchased that...

Ooops is all I have to say for myself. While in Marfa a few months back I pointed out a print - MacLean, Virginia, 1978 by Joel Sternfeld - that was for sale in a tiny gallery for $1500. I told Scott I wanted it and he seemed to think I was crazy. The same print is now for auction via Phillips de Pury for an extimated 30-50K. *sigh*