One of my favorite things to do when I visit big metropolitan areas is to go on photo walks around the city. I was in New York for the Web 2.0 Expo last week and each day I walked about 14 blocks to the convention center for the conference. I tried to carry my camera with me as much as I could.
Now I don’t have near the readership that Dooce and Blurb (her husband) do. But I love my dog equally, if not more and he is certainly as cute. Now he probably won’t sit still so I can balance a bowl of Cocoa Puffs on his head, but he’s cute all the same. So starting September 1, I’m going to start posting a daily picture of Dreyfuss here on Shane Life.
It won’t interrupt my normal posting schedule, but I thought it would be fun to take pictures of my dog. You know…for posterity and stuff.
Tonight, I got home from work about 40 minutes before Alli was scheduled to be home from dance practice. I grabbed my camera and headed out, wanting to capture some pictures that were within about a mile of my house. I live on the edge of the metro (on the edge of civilization, really) and I wanted to get out and capture some of that beauty.
A couple of years back, I got a digital camera for my birthday. It’s an amazing camera, a Canon EOS Digital Rebel, and I love using it.
I haven’t been using it very much in the past couple months, but we’ve gotten a lot of use out of it recently. We have some great Thanksgiving photos, like this one of my brother doing a spinning jumping kick for no reason:
Or this one of two of my cousins, Hunter and Carly:
Or this one of everyone who was at my parents’ house:
But what is especially great about digital cameras is that you can take random strange pictures, like the one below and you can keep them as long as you have room on your computer.
I took my family on a tour of my new building at work today and we brought the camera along to remember some of the best moments. Like this great picture of Alli and Ashley coming down the slide:
I love my camera and I really enjoy taking pictures. I wish I had more time to spend with photography because I think if I wasn’t a graphic designer, I would like to probably do that for a living. I always thought that being an Associated Press photojournalist would be a totally sweet job.
For now, I will just be thankful that I have a nice camera to take day-to-day photos with.