Been waiting for months to get a chance to shoot with my friend Sheri. Was hoping to do a location shoot with her, but time and weather just didn’t work out, so we played in the studio today. Sheri is a triathlete and a pretty badass all around outdoorswoman. I was going for something very commercial/editorial. All around pretty happy with the results.
This weekend I got to photograph my new friend Melissa. This was my first chance to play with my new Nikon D3s after months of waiting for my D3 to be repaired. Though I had been shooting with an old back up D200 and borrowing a D700 while I had been waiting, my creative juices had been on hold for 3 months. This actually turns out to be a good thing, not being able to shoot how I’d like, with what I’d like has caused many ideas to fester in my mind. I know, I know… It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer… to a point. Things like shadow detail and exposure latitude are pretty huge. Also there is the fact that my motor memory is synced with the D3, shooting with the D700 was fine and all, but the time lost with trying to find buttons instead of knowing where they are instinctually, was a bit frustrating. Fussing with a camera while shooting isn’t a good thing. Now that I’m fully back up and running, I’m very excited to be making some fun and creative images this year.