1. I have a new backdrop and stand! I was supposed to get this weeks ago, but the company I ordered from took their sweet time. Anyway, I’m happy to have it. It will be very convenient for photographing bodybuilders next season. It is also portable and it took me less than 15 minutes to assemble–probably wouldn’t have taken that long, but they gave me no instructions whatsoever and I am not really the “assembly” type. I’m thinking with practice it should take ten minutes, tops. It will solve a few issues in my study. I always have to work around this nook, which is a bit narrow. The backdrop stand extends to 15 feet. The white backdrop in this photo is 10 feet across. I have enough room to extend it the full 15. This will give me six extra feet to work with, which is nice. I plan on getting a nice wider lens this winter, maybe a 28mm. Plus, I can take the backdrop with me places, and I will be able to do different kinds of outdoor shoots. So, it was a good investment. I’m happy with it.
2. I have canned the Christmas story. I just can’t get into it.
3. I have been thinking about doing a 2013 calendar with photos of Cuddles. I would have to get it done pretty soon, though. I was thinking that I would offer it for sale and donate all the profit to a pitbull rescue–so it would be a non-profit venture. I’m not sure yet how to go about it, but I am going to contact a few people and see if a plan comes together. I took Cuddles for a little walk this morning. Unfortunately, Cuddles is not a “morning dog.” In fact, she is still sleeping right now. She wakes up early to go to the bathroom, but then she goes right back to sleep … and she usually sleeps in until about noon. Then she gets up and wants to eat.
4. Today, I am headed to the darkroom to work on my final project. I will post my final project on the blog after it is turned in and graded. I am kinda excited about it. It’s a different thing for me, sort of–it’s photos, but also an “object.” I may explore it more this winter if I enjoy doing it. Yesterday, I printed a few of the camp photos. That’s what I will be working on today too.