You know…I really love doing these family shoots…..I would do them every day for the rest of my life if I could. Hmmm…maybe I will….at least Sundays! ๐Ÿ™‚ John Evan (the boy) was a little tricky….but Sydney was about as perfect as you could get for a 3 year old. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think turning kids upside down helps…I should try this more….either that or throwing them up in the air and catching them. Ive been developing a new series of Photoshop actions I call “Lollipops”, this is the first time I have used them in a picture and posted in public. Lollipops allow me to isolate individual hues, such as green or blue and boost them for “pop” without effecting the rest of the image. Ill make these actions available to other photographers once they have completed extensive testing.


Technorati Profile

I just signed up with Technorati, which for those of you who dont know tracks blogs. Its a cool idea, and it seems there is much I need to learn about it, but I was wondering if there are any of you who have blogs to put them in below on my comments section so I can look at them and add them to my technorati favorites. It does help with search engine rankings so, if you like mine enough feel free to add me to your technorati favs too. Thanks!


The Kingdom

This was a very intense movie. The last 30 minutes were riveting. There is a lot of violence, so it isnt for everyone. Otherwise one of the better movies Ive seen this year.

The :)

Have you ever noticed in emails and in text messages that sometimes you are unsure of the tone being used by the person who is trying to communicate with you? I am completely worried about my contacts doing the same, which is why when you get an email, letter or text message from me, it usually has a ๐Ÿ™‚ in it somewhere. I have also noticed that very subtle changes in pronouns, and adding additional helper text can make a huge difference. Leave as little as possible to interpretation when dealing with these means of communication.

Here are some examples:

1. A wife texts her husband:

When will you be home?


I cant wait to see you! When will you be home? ๐Ÿ™‚

A businessman emails a client:

There is a problem. Contact me as soon as possible.


Something has come up, nothing we cant fix though. ๐Ÿ˜‰ call me at your earliest convenience.

Parent to child:

I need to talk to you.


We need to talk sweetie. ๐Ÿ™‚

See what I mean?


A very simple, yet great idea. Its a To Do List website. I know it sounds silly, but dang its cool. Its simple, you log in and make your to do list and then you can email or better yet, hook it up to your RSS feed. It takes to-do-lists to the web (for access at anytime, you never lose them!) Neat!

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