Friday, July 10, 2009


Recognize, originally uploaded by RLHyde [breatheindigital].

This is my favorite t-shirt. In case you can't quite make it out, it says, "Shakespeare Hates Your Emo Poems." I'm an English teacher, and yes, I wear this to school on a semi-regular basis. Take a closer look.

This shoot was very much a learning experience. I did the same shoot on Wednesday night (different outfit), but I wasn't happy with the results. The flash on the right side of the frame was illuminating the grass more than anything else, the flash on the left wasn't bright enough . . . the shots were interesting, but not what I wanted. So I went back out on Thursday night and gave it another shot.

Everything was triggered solely by me as well. I used my remote camera trigger on a 2 second delay, so I hit the button, pocketed the trigger, and slid down the rail, hoping to hit my mark.

It wasn't always graceful. Enjoy. (Setup shot after the break, so click "Read More")

Equilibrium, originally uploaded by RLHyde [breatheindigital].

Setup: 7/10/09, originally uploaded by RLHyde [breatheindigital].

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

God Gave Rock 'n Roll to You

Tribute, originally uploaded by RLHyde [breatheindigital].

Remember Cammila? Of course you do. Well, we're at it again, doing shots for her fashion blog, and this time she wanted to pay homage to her car and, thusly, to the bands she loves the most. It's hard to tell in these two shots due to the paleness of the shirt, but it does say "Queen", which is easily her favorite band. View it large and on black to get a better view.

During this shoot, the wind blew over both of my umbrella stands a couple of times, and my silver reflective umbrella is ruined. I've already ordered replacements for both (shoot-thru is now a little wonky as well). I need to find a better way to anchor my stands.

On a completely different note, I noticed that the link to my Picasa web album was broken. I understand that some people find Picasa's web albums easier to navigate, so I've fixed the link (hover over the "Photo Streams" tab above and click on Picasa). There's a lot of stuff in "web albums" in there, but it's in reverse chronological order.

Distinctive, originally uploaded by RLHyde [breatheindigital].

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Mistakes

Mistaken Rooster, originally uploaded by Breathe in Digital.

So Kathleen and I went to Domino's Petting Farm on Saturday to look at cute animals. I took my camera along, because hey, cute animals = cute pictures, right? Well . . . yes. But I realized something when I came home and we looked over the results. Cute pictures of animals are pretty much the same from a point and shoot camera or a DSLR like mine. The pictures were definitely adorable, but were they really interesting and worth sharing? Not really.

These two shots were total mistakes. I had the shutter speed set way too slow because I wasn't paying any attention, and therefore the whites are totally blown out. This mistake, however, is what makes these photos interesting. They're not my best work, but they are worth looking at for a moment, I feel.

As always, you can see bigger versions on Flickr, so just click on the pic and then click on "all sizes" above the photo in Flickr.

Mistaken Peacock, originally uploaded by Breathe in Digital.

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