Thursday, March 26, 2009

Photographing a Rock Climber

Our friend, Chris, will be letting us photograph him doing some rock climbing in early April. I'm really excited! He's a great guy and a very experienced climber, and climbing in this part of the world is, well, fairly well breathtaking. :) I've shot Chris in the past, for family portraits and personal ones, and he's great to work with, so I'm very excited!

Not a whole lot of other photography projects on board right now. There's lots of design (freelance) work at the moment, which I hope to have finished within the next couple weeks, plus we are renovating our back yard, as some of you know, to include two ponds, a huge waterfall, and a natural-looking river between the two. It's looking pretty great so far! But it's time-consuming, that's for sure. However, when it's all complete, it should open up a whole new avenue for photographing songbirds, so you'll probably see a lot more of those from me in the future. :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

And so it begins.

The new web site is about 40% done. I plan to give it the ol' college push the next couple weeks to see if I can't get it to at least about 80%, which would make it at least "functioning." Let me tell you, I am getting a crash course (emphasis on "crash") in java and css. Lots of frustration, but also lots of excitement as things get figured out. I spent last night lamenting to Jeremy that I did not understand how someone who used to program COBOL (me) could not figure out how to manipulate some of this code to do what I want it to do. Well, slow and steady wins the race, and this is a race I plan to win! Hopefully before I chuck the laptop out the window. ;)

This will be the place I talk about the projects we're working on, trips we have planned, discoveries we're making, etc. I look forward to communicating with other photographers and designers (those I know and those I haven't yet met). Stay tuned! 2009 is going to be an exciting year!