Sam turned three years old on Nov. 10, and as usual, I’m struck by how fast time flies.
Ben turned one year old on Nov. 14, and I neglected to post an updated picture of him. So here you go, a little late but better than never.
It was almost the perfect combination today. The light was beautiful and I somehow managed to convince Sam to stand still while I took his portrait. He has bed head and he’s wearing his PJs, but his smile is beautiful and genuine. He will be 2 years 9 months old next week, and I’m glad I can capture images like this because time just seems to be flying by.
I turned 41 years old today so I decided to take a self-portrait.
Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 85/1.8 USM, Canon Speedlite 580EX II, Interfit 24″ Softbox, Westcott 42″ Reflector
1/200 @ f/16, ISO 200
Sam turned 15 months old on Feb. 10. He is starting to look less like a baby and more like a little boy.
Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8 @ 47mm, Canon Speedlite 580EX + Opteka Mini Softbox, 1/250 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 200
Inspired by the Speedliter’s Handbook, I’m dedicated to learning how to get more out of my small flashes this year. I just purchased a second Canon flash (a 580EX II to go with my 580EX) so I thought it would be fun to play around with the wireless off-camera E-TTL features. For this shot, I used the 580EX II on-camera to trigger the 580EX in a mini softbox, which my wife was holding off to the right of the camera. (Thanks for being my light stand, honey!) The 580EX II on my camera was disabled so it didn’t contribute any flash to the exposure.
Sam was much more interested in the flash my wife was holding than the camera, which made for a great opportunity to photograph him when he wasn’t looking straight into the camera.
Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8 @ 38mm, Canon Speedlite 580EX off-camera + Opteka Mini Softbox, Canon Speedlite 580EX II on-camera (disabled), 1/60 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400. Shot in manual mode with no flash exposure compensation.
Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8L @ 50mm, Canon Speedlite 580EX II, 1/250 sec @ f4.0, ISO 200
Sam can’t eat granola bars yet, but he doesn’t let that stop him from trying to eat the wrappers. Here, he demonstrates the proper etiquette for wrapper consumption.
Technical Info: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8L @ 53mm, Canon Speedlite 580EX + Opteka Mini Softbox bounced off the ceiling, 1/13 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 400
Here’s another photo of Sam from earlier today. Isn’t he just the cutest?
Technical Info: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8L @ 70mm, Canon Speedlite 580EX (on camera) + Opteka Mini Softbox, 1/125 sec at f/4.0, ISO 400
Sam turned 14 months old this week and continues to get more cute all the time. He’ll be driving before we know it.
Technical Info: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 28-70/2.8L @ 50mm, Canon Speedlite 580EX (on camera) + Opteka Mini Softbox, 1/500 sec at f/4.0, ISO 400