Vintage Felt Flowers

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, but I’d figure I would start up again for no other reason that I feel like it. So for my first one back I’m going to talk about flowers LOL. Not the typical man topic, but I do photography on the side and thought the flowers at this particular wedding where interesting enough to post a quick blog.

I follow Benfield Photography in google reader and he shot this beautiful shot of the bride and brides maid’s flowers. I had to take a closer look and yes they are felt and buttons! So off the wall and interesting I had to send them to my wife who likes to scrapbook and mess around with different types of paper and crafts.

Apparently the flowers where done by Meghan of Princess Lasertron and there are other examples of the felt and button work on her site. Very interesting indeed. I might have had to talk my wife into them if we were getting married. I’m sure I would have gotten shot down though.

Well thanks for checking in to my annual blog post 🙂 Hopefully I’ll have some more interesting things to say before the year ends.

An Afternoon of Photography: Janell and Caleb

This afternoon was an extended photo session! I was able to take photos of Janell and Caleb all within two hours time. You can see the photos of Caleb on my photography site and pictures of Janell will be coming soon. But I couldn’t help but put together a quick collage of an idea that Janell and I had about shoes.
Janell Shoe Collage

Caleb Sheats

Pictures: Aliza’s first photoshoot

Aliza's First Photoshoot

Carla and I wanted to capture out little Aliza before she outgrew this special stage in life. So we set up the photo equipment na dtook a few pictures. Carla did a great job behind the camera as I held Aliza most of the time. Aliza did great, didn’t fuss at all, anmd we only had one bathroom accident getting the obligatory naked photo 🙂

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Weekly Assignments on

Here are all the weekly assignments I have completed at FredMiranda’s forum site. This is mostly for archival sake than as a latest and greatest items.

Using a “Focus test chart” and learning about AF

I have been reading about Canon’s new 20D digital camera on Fred Miranda‘s forums and how some ppl have had issues with focusing. Having read about similar problems with the Canon 10D which I just purchased not to long ago I decided to test my AF (Auto Focus) out. There was a link to an article in the forum to the “Focus Test Chart” and also a pdf to help with testing your AF. The paper gave me a great understanding about how AF works and explains why I get out of focus photos some times. It has been USER ERROR! Not the camera. Well I went through the quick process of shooting the supplied focus test chart in the pdf and had no problems with back or front focusing (see pdf for description). I have also made a link on my site in case the other site goes down because this is so helpful. Link to local copy. Try it out today on any camera that uses Auto Focus!