Since we've established that it is indeed Friday somewhere, I should move right along to my Favorite Thing. Well this week, I guess it's things. If I didn't have one of these there were be a lot fewer pictures of kiddo.
My guy gave me this for Mother's Day a couple of years ago. I carry it in my purse most days. This is my "quilt show" camera that I use to take pictures of all those beautiful quilts at the shows. It's also, my "oooh, I like that sunrise camera", "oooh, I like that flower camera", and my "oh quick, where's the camera" camera.
As much as I like my little camera, I love my Canon 20D!
For most of my quilt photography, I use a Tamron Telephoto lens
With a Canon Speedlite 580EXII flash
And a Ray Flash ring flash. Which is great for spreading light across the whole area of a bed size quilt.
My husband is a photography enthusiast and he takes wonderful photos. Kiddo has taken photography at school and though she doesn't have a digital SLR, she gets some pretty amazing shots with her point and shoot. We have a standing rule when we travel, anyone can call for a halt if they see a shot they really want to get. It can take us a while to get where we are going sometimes. But, we've made some incredible discoveries by getting off the beaten path when we make time to stop and get the cameras out. So though I love taking pictures, my very favorite times are when we are sitting at some coffee shop passing our cameras around to see how we each captured the day.
What's your Favorite Thing this week?