To say I'm enjoying my new camera is like saying Paris Hilton enjoys attention -- a gigantic understatement.
After having it in my possession for two full days and not being able to open the box, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I didn't care that it was 1 a.m., I just wanted to see how fast it could click.
Here's my first D90 photo:
Oooh ahhh ... the June image on my wildlife calendar.
Since then, I've used it every day. I want to make sure I'm comfortable with the settings before I start taking official portraits, which is, well, Friday, but more on that later.
And because this entire venture is a work in progress, I'm not sure how everything is going to turn out. I plan to see what people want and are willing to pay for, and I'll do what I can to give it to them. That said, a lot of you left comments about how you wished I could come take pictures of your family outside in a park or at your home.
So I started looking at my surroundings differently to see if I could make a portrait in my own back yard. It turned out beautifully. I got a bunch of amazing shots of Allison without much effort, which has made me rethink my entire game plan.
It can't hurt to offer more options -- the versatility of a studio and the personal service of a house call.
Here are three of my favorites: