What happened to my photography blog? Argh. I haven’t been picking up the camera outside of work as much as I’d like to because I really need to re-focus on my body. Meaning Diet and Exercise. So in the off times of my 9-5 and my 5-9, I’ve been making healthy foods, lots of different salads and spreads, and working out.
Yesterday I really wrestled with the idea of a “Cheat Day” in my diet. I still did my morning workout, but I was really struggling with the idea of not eating my diet for 1 full day. I asked the question on twitter if trainers really advocate this practice. I didn’t get many hits, some I’m hoping to see some replies below. One article that I came across made me feel pretty good about this idea. It’s from Tom Venuto, and the article is here. Basically he says yes. However, not a cheat day, but a cheat meal. If you’re truly eating approx 35 meals a week, eating 34 healthy ones and 1 bad one, you’re not doing yourself any damage. I suggest reading the article so that I don’t miss anything.
Now, I didn’t read this article until last night after I had 2 bad meals…but I don’t think that’s going to throw me off as I haven’t had a “cheat day” in 2 weeks since I started this routine. I think it’s par for the course. Now this morning I was back on track with my food and I worked out extra hard. A few extra pushups and situps, and increased the intensity on the elliptical. I felt guilty for eating what I did so I wanted to make sure to burn it off. Of course, now I know that I can push myself that much more, so I can’t really go back to that lesser intensity tomorrow. I’d just feel bad.
Now it’s time to go outside and shovel that lovely snow that’s been falling overnight, the off to the pool for an afternoon swim! I think I really feel guilty about that food eh!
Andrea Wilson & Sean Baker made the drive from Akron Ohio up to Niagara Falls Ontario for an awesome afternoon engagement shoot. Here are just some of my favourites.
The last set was just Kacee, here are some with Mom & Dad now.
No shoot is complete without some shots of just Mom & Dad. Here’s Colleen & Paul:
I received an email from Stephanie Whitson saying she wanted to get her dad a present. Her parents have their family dog, Kacee, a beautiful Britney Spaniel. So we decided to take mom, dad & Kacee to the park and see what happens. Well folks, here’s what we ended up with. An awesome family with a super dog.
I have the best clients in the world. This was in a gift basket from Colleen & Paul Whitson, after our shoot with Kacee. Thanks again guys!
Well, my wife and I just celebrated our 5th year wedding anniversay. We spent the day in Niagara Falls. The first 4 pics are from Susie. She’s learning to shoot now! Stay tuned for more from her in the future.
The next batch are from me:
The next shot is of Tiger Wright(I hope I spelled it right!) of Casa d’Oro. Great guy, stop by have a great meal and get your picture with The Tiger!This next one is from our hotel room. I didn’t have a tripod or a cable release, so don’t mind the flaws!
This year my parent’s wedding anniversary fell on Mothers day. Here’s a great picture of them from back in the day:
my brothers wife:
Sometimes the best picture isn’t technically the “best”. This does capture my lovely family though…
and last but not least…so you say you wanna be a photographer? Well, you might have some of these shots!!
Engagement & Wedding Rings
Found this picture in one of my many wedding books.
Wedding Rings in Cables
The fan on my video card is crapping out, so I have to leave the side of my computer off and "tap" the fan once in a while to keep it quiet. So I thought, let’s take the rings our of the "norm" and put integrate them into some technology.
On the rocks
Got home in time to enjoy some day light. The creek was almost completely frozen over except for a few spots where some fast water was.
Each time I had to move the ring around, I’d move my camera back to the shore, then put it back on the ice and recompose the shot. Got myself a little wet kneeling down on the ice, but didn’t (knock on wood) get anything soaked.
I think I might need to get a neutral density filter. I never thought I’d need one, but I shot at 100 ISO, and had the aperture at f/40.0, just to try and get a slow shutter speed.
Ring shot – Guest book
Another idea for a ring shot tonight. Bounced my flash off a gold piece of bristle board to enhance the color.
Ansel Adams – A few gems
Found these gems at the Reuse Centre in Burlington. Cost $1.00 a piece. Sometimes you just get lucky!
There’s just something about old photography books that I love!
Ring Shot – Marshmallows
Rings of the heart
Found some cookie cutters, took some pictures.
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Another idea for a ring shot.
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Fellowship of the Wedding Rings
Had a few new ideas for ring shots that I wanted to try out.