Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lightroom 2.0

So I just downloaded the second version of Lightroom and I'm as excited as a 6 year old on christmas morning coming down the stairs to see that red bike under the tree. Ok, maybe not THAT excited, but MAN its exciting.

Can't wait to use it.

I'm also buying a template to setup a site for myself sometime today. Beautiful flash website with pretty colors. Stay tuned, this is going to be fun!!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

David Jay and Jasmine Star

So last night I went to the freedom tour with Annemarie - the now second biggest ball of energy I've ever seen!

Its beyond words that something as simple as taking pictures and processing them can make normal people into such superstars in their prospective field. I guess Jasmine was right about branding yourself. The way you show yourself to others is how they preceive you in person... and let me tell you, Jasmine does one hell of a job at it.

David Jay's presentation was awesome. His tips on post processing and workflow was beyond helpful. Its nothing new, just a more efficient way of doing things. I guess sometimes it takes someone else to shed a light on subjects for you that were there in front of you the whole time for you to realize and make the adjustments. His work is inspiring, his business minded approach is to be applauded, and his personality is very sincere. And all he does is 'take pictures'... imagine that.

Jasmine. Oh Jasmine. I thought I had met the most energetic and outgoing person when I met Annemarie in April, but Jasmine trumps her 10 fold and then takes the cake and runs with it!!! Her speech was so energetic, I had a headache after if was done. Not because it was bad, but because I didn't have a chance to get oxygen to my brain while trying to follow what she was saying. She is so passionate about her work, its almost alien. A human being can't possibly be like this on a daily basis. But it seems as though she is!!! Amazing.

At the end of the night, I learned a lot than I didn't know and had questions about. I also left with a lot of new questions that I have to answer for myself. I think the price justifies the answers. It was time well spent and a lot learned all crunched in a 4 hour seminar... which I'm sure Jasmine could go for days if you let her.

Monday, July 21, 2008

What do you know...

More pics of Kami!!!

Sorry, can't have enough pictures of him.







Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bob Schneider in Houston

So a great long time friend of mine Harmoni calls me (LAST SECOND, mind you!!!) on Friday and tells me her and the band are coming into town to play a gig at Warehouse Live here in Houston.

After work, I met up w/ another long time great friend Bronwen to see the band. Had a blast and snapped some pictures. Here are the ones I liked out of the set... which means they came out the best.









Saturday, July 5, 2008

My son, the Firecracker!

Took some pics of Kami on his first July 4th.