Shooting from the Waist

We came back to NJ at the start of a heatwave. Yay.

We also came back to a water main break. Make that 3 water main breaks that affected our county.


Today we took L back to the fossil beds. I find myself turning on all of my focus points and shooting from the waist more and more when we are out and about.

These were all shot (except the water main break image) from the waist in manual with my 24-70mm 2.8. Many of my Disney photos were shot the same way. The 24-70mm was my BFF in Disney. It was the only lens I brought with me each day. I was able to carry my camera and backpack camera bag the entire time in Disney without any problems. I also brought along the GoPro and my Canon G12 each day. Oh, and my camera bag's waterproof cover came in handy!

Do you ever shoot from the waist?


Tennessee With the GoPro & Canon G12

We are back from Tennessee and we had an amazing time. While I lugged around my Mark II, I gave Gene the GoPro to use and Linhsey my Canon G12 to keep around her neck.

Here are some of the great shots that they both captured.

First up is Gene and the GoPro.

Notice he caught some sun flare in there? Love it!

Next up is Linhsey's view with the G12.

She posed me for the first two. She was so cute.

And yes, my girl L caught some sun flare too!

I think both G & L did a fantastic job at capturing our trip to Tennessee. I'm going to make a book of their pictures for them. These were just SOME of the MANY they took!

I'll post mine tomorrow.



Friday we went to Six Flags Great Adventure. I brought my 5D Mark II with the 24-70mm L on it. HEAVY. But I used my new Black Rapid camera strap and it seemed to do the trick. I carried my Lowepro Pro Runner on my back and all seemed well. Mike even carried and used the Gopro camera on some rides with L. Can you see the sheer look of terror on her face there in the middle?Would you even believe me if I told you this is her favorite ride and she always wants to hit it up first? Taken with the GoPro while L was on the ride behind us.This was the look on her face while waiting in line to go on ......This.And this was what she looked like on it.It was so cold way up there on the top of the ferris wheel. This was our view from way up high. And a trip to Six Flags is only complete once you get your picture taken with some characters on the way out. 

I wasn't going to post this video, but L and I just watched it for the hundredth time and she said , " It's comedy!". It really is...even though she is screaming her head off. SHe really does LOVE this ride. I promise.

Oh, and Mike only blocks her with his arm for half of the video ; )