Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Cousin Alarm Clocks

I realize just how absent I've been from my blog postings. I've been telling myself that I will try to be better. With all the beautiful spring weather that has befallen upon Davis, I have been distracted and have spent most of my free time outside. So to bring it up to speed, I want to show you what I have been up to. For the last week I have been down in Los Angeles attending a sports photography workshop called The Sportsshooter Academy. It was a week long hands on workshop where not only did I get to work with some of the leading sports photographers in the country but I was able to ask questions, get my work critiqued by them and overall try to grow as a photographer. I found it to be a worthwhile experience and left it feeling inspired. During my week there, I was lucky enough to be able to stay at my cousins home with his family in Irvine. His kids, Tucker, 8, and Piper, 4, I had only previously known when they were infants and through the family grapevine. It was a lot of fun getting to know them now that they could have a conversations. I was quick to learn that these conversations would usually happen early in the mornings when at 6 am sharp they both would spring from there beds and go wake up their cousin Mike. I didn't get much sleep last week between the long hours at the workshop and the interupted rest at my cousins home. Still, they were a lot of fun. I learned how to lose at handball from Tucker and was re introduced to drawing with crayons in the early morning hours with Piper.