I just got back from an exciting and inspiring week at the WPPI convention in Las Vegas. This is a week long extravaganza for wedding and portrait photographers – classes, a huge trade show, networking and just generally living and breathing photography for seven days. It was a blast and I’m really charged up and inspired for the upcoming wedding season.
As if a week in Vegas wasn’t exciting enough, my new baby arrived while I was away: a Canon 5D Mark II. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on this for a while, and so far, I’m not disappointed… at all. The low light capabilities are fantastic, and the image quality is beautiful. I had to take it out for a test run, and since I saw some really cool senior photography in Vegas – that’s high school seniors, by the way, not senior citizens – I decided it would be fun to do a senior photo session. Of course, I don’t know many high school seniors, so I put up a casting call on model mayhem asking for willing 18-20 year olds to take some photos. I got tons of responses, and scheduled a shoot with Brianna and Stephanie from Rocklin. I had a specific location in Davis in mind – I ride past this spot all the time on my bike, and the evening sunlight is just beautiful. But mother nature wasn’t cooperating, and it was pretty overcast and cloudy – but that turned out OK – the gray skies made a nice contrast to the bright green grass provided by the recent rain. The LCD on the Mark II is big, bright and beautiful, and I could tell I was getting some great images. The files from the Mark II are really sumptuous and a joy to work with. I had almost as much fun editing these as I had shooting them. Hope you enjoy them too! (Oh yeah, in honor of the new 5D, starting now – LARGER images!)