Here’s a round up of the highlights of my photographic year.
A trip to San Francisco gave me the chance to hang out with the San Francisco Flickr group – one of my favorite things to do in San Francisco – that is when the stars align.
I was the official photographer for Bainbridge Island’s second annual Chinese New Year Festival. I got the gig because my pictures of the previous year’s event showed up in the top 5 results for the search “Bainbridge Island chinese new year”.
A trip to the Seattle Aquarium:
I attended Zack Arias’ amazing One Light Workshop. Shortly thereafter I bought some PocketWizards and started my journey to the lit side.
The Kitsap Sun bought this picture and ran it in the Bainbridge Islander (the local local paper).
I attended my first Seattle Flickr Strobist event, and finally connected with some local camera nuts.
Also in August I got to meet David Hobby in person at the Seattle Strobist Seminar.
I confirmed my status a a photography nut by staying up to photograph the lunar eclipse:
I finally got around to making some Strobist style grid spots
Which I promptly put to use during my first studio shoot with the Seattle Flickr Strobists.
I also did a Strobist architectural shoot:
I practiced my lighting and people shooting skills
I framed my first picture in order to display it in the November Seattle Flickrites photo show
I also covered ApacheCon, as I have in previous years.
This year I also put my new skills to use by shooting a bunch of headshots for ASF folks. Average time per person: 5 minutes
Another Seattle Flickr Strobist shoot (including video) gets featured on Strobist.com.
It’s been a great year of learning and improving. Thanks to all the people (and there are a lot) who have helped me out along the way!