I took the kids to the Shedd Aquarium on Friday. The Jellies exhibit is still set up and this is set up for photography. All the jellyfish are set up in colored tanks to offset their color and lit well enough that you can easily get some spectacular shots. You also get a bonus seahorse …
Sarah got me a swanky background kit, and this was my first attempt at using it along with the new 580EXii flash. I also have white and chroma key green backdrops. I’m pretty happy with how this came out. 2 more solo shots of the kids:
There’s a few people missing who couldn’t make it, but this is pretty representitive of the tribe. (I lined up the shot then used an IR trigger to shoot it.) Bonus, check out our microcosm of this group:
2 Toots Train Whistle Grill just opened in Bartlett, and we were happy to have food delivered by rail! (This picture is really out of focus, but the smile totally makes up for it, and it looks good in smaller formats.)
We celebrated my Grandpa’s 90th birthday today. He was surrounded by his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other extended family. He’s been one of the most influential people in my life and it delights me beyond words that he gets to know my children as well.