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Last Monday, after the family shoot, Ev and I took a walk at sunset. It was a little chilly due to the wind, but it wasn’t too bad. I took a few photos and we walked around the Levee a bit.



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I haven’t been taking many photos lately. But on Monday some friends asked me to take some family photos. Here are a few of the ones I took.

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I realize that some of these are underexposed. It was getting dark out because of an oncoming storm and the lensbaby spark has a fixed aperture of 5.6. I shot most of these at ISO 1600 with a shutter speed of 1/100.

I’ve been wanting to upgrade my camera for a while now. I had originally planned on getting a Canon 60D. I read a lot of reviews on the 60D and it seemed like a good fit for me. Yes, it was another APS-C format camera and I really wanted a full frame camera, but I didn’t have the money. Then I did a little more research and learned that I could get an original 5D for less than the 60D. The 5D is full frame, but it is only 13.2 MP. I’ve never really cared about the megapixels in cameras. I had a Canon powershot with 3.2MP that took better pictures than some 7MP cameras. It definitely took better pictures than any current cell phone camera. I decided to buy the 5D because I knew I would be happier with an older full frame camera, than another crop sensor. I found a used 5D for $560 on The camera is in good shape, it has a few dings, but that was expected. I’ve been using it for nearly 1 week now and I love it more than I ever expected. I still have my 1000D for backup and I still love that camera. I am at a point where I am done spending large amounts of money on equipment. I need to get a good flash, but I have most of the lenses I need.¬†Image

I shot a wedding in Clay, Illinois this past weekend. It was my first time. I learned a lot. I think I did all right. My flash died before the ceremony even started, so I missed some of the shots of them walking down the aisle.

It’s been unusually warm here in Indiana. Today it hit 80 degrees. The normal temp is around 55. We’ve been taking advantage of the nice weather by going to the park and hanging out in the back yard.

I tried out my lighting kit and backdrop that I got for Christmas. The kids were semi-cooperative. My backdrop needs some ironing though.

This was my first photo shoot that didn’t involve my own kids. These are some of the images that I liked. I didn’t have very many props to work with. The parents were happy with the results. I’m going to be ¬†shooting their wedding in May!