Stars and Stripes and Lines and Squares: IDS Tower
This flag hangs inside the IDS Tower in downtown Minneapolis. Just walking through this place always intrigues me and makes me want to find new ways to capture it. I guess I must be in the 4th of July mood already. :-D
So today I received a call from AARP (Yes the huge senior’s organization). At first I was thinking I was getting old and they were calling to offer me a membership. But alas, it was something else. They were calling to request that I would be their photographer at the Minnesota State Fair.I would get all kinds of press coverage and get links to my web site and all that stuff bla bla bla…
I had to say No because I disagree with the organization on so many counts. I told them I support The Association of Mature American Citizens (http://www.amac.us).The young man was a bit surprised.I know this would be a great opportunity and it would be fun, but I had to say NO. I guess this is an example of doing what you think is right comes at a pretty steep cost.Oh Well.
I am thinking 90% of my readers will not understand this either, but that also is ok.
As I walk around Minneapolis I continually see views that interest me and I think of new ways to shoot them. Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis is a place of continual surprise. From all the great lines and curves of the architecture, to the music, food people and action on Thursday’s Farmers Market, then you add on top of that the new Twin’s stadium; the place is often abuzz with life.
So I received my new (used) nikon sb 24 flash (yes I know I am a canon guy), and the Cybersync transmitter and receivers , the light stands and umbrellas etc so last night I had some time to work with them and try to get the whole package working.
To my surprise, it was easy to get the Nikon firing with my canon 5D Mark II. I even was able to fire the Nikon light with my light meter hoocked up to the radio transmitter.
BUT and it is a big BUT is I could not get my Canon flash the Canon 580ex hooked up to the system. Of course canon does not use standard connectors to connect things to the flash so I had to go online and fine some kind of adaptor that would do the trick. I found and ordered the adaptor from flashzebra.com.
There will be more to come when I get all this working as I imagined.
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The Carlson family in Eagan, MN were going to have a graduation therefore having much of the family in town for the celebration, so they decided to capture a large family photo while they were all in town. They needed a family photographer from the area who enjoys working with large groups.
They contacted me as an Eagan family photographer to do the project for them. We wanted to be outside for the entire shoot but after about 5 minutes, it started to rain. So we needed to make things work. In this set you will see the results of that session.