Sunday, March 1, 2015
So, it is still February, and the weather, in a word, STINKS! there's too much cold (and the kids have been home from school too much), and too much snow. Not the best conditions to be outside doing portraits, to say the least! So, (sometimes) crazy person that I am, that's exactly what I did! I've recently purchased a new camera (a Nikon D800E, for those of you who care about such things), and my cats were getting tired of me sticking a lens in their faces to try the camera out. I wanted to use the camera for portrait session, so I could get a better feel for the camera in a working situation. Savi was one of the kids I photographed last fall during my "Pictures at the Playground" sessions. She's a natural in front of the camera, and I was waiting for an opportunity to photograph her again. Savi loves to go sledding, so we headed out to one of the better sledding hills in the area, known to the locals as Blue Slide Park (Officially it is the Frick Park Parklet on Beechwood Blvd.). One other thing I was able to test was wirelessly transmitting the files to my iPad Mini so they could be previewed on a larger screen. I'm using an Eye-Fi card in my D800E to accomplish this, and I'm pleased to say that it worked like a champ. Savi's mom was able to preview the images almost as quickly as I shot them, without having to look over my shoulder. As an added benefit, after we were finished shooting, Savi was able to review all her photos on the iPad while we warmed up with hot chocolate at the nearby Dunkin' Donuts.