Thursday, April 28, 2011

Quinn visits the SPE (Society for Photographic Education) national conference in Atlanta, March 2011.

I gave the rough cut video track to my Digital Media class and each student created an original soundtrack using GarageBand. I thought Christy Megenbir's audio track fit the work best, especially since Quinn's getting a new bike for his upcoming birthday. I have visions of him growing out of the tricycle and I'm feeling nostalgic already.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Mighty Quinn Oatmeal Stout Redux

The Mighty Quinn Oatmeal Stout (version 2) is bottled and labeled.

The re-shoot with Quinn, the mighty, didn't go quite like I planned. I had the boots, the shirt, the shovel, the helmet - everything I thought I needed. But I also got a big dose of (the) protest.

That's okay. Boy was tired and wanted to watch some Yo Gabba Gabba. I understand. And I can work with this. An Oatmeal Stout seems to be a good solid beer for those exhausted after a long day at work (Fuck yes I love a few after a 13 hour day of teaching). Why not just go with the slightly exasperated, more melancholy than I had hoped for, expression on his face?

I did. And I think I'm happy with the photograph I came up with. Grittier than I'd planned at first, but Stout!

Hopefully, this beer will best version 1 which for some reason, tasted great but poured with a mighty foam. This version scales down the hops a bit and ups the chocolate and crystal malts. Tasted great flat and warm when I bottled it, so I have my fingers crossed.

Daddy put that camera away.

The terrible two's are almost over. And they haven't been terrible at all. Quinn had some epic toddler tantrums when he was about 20 months old. Frigin legendary. He would protest everything. But until recently, he's been happy to oblige daddy for the most part.

Except he appears to be tired of getting his picture taken. And I'm talking stills images here. He still loves watching himself in the video LCD (he insists on watching the footage as it records). But pull out the DSLR and just try to get some cooperation.

Here are a few shots as I tried to get him to show me his Popsicle stains on his chin:

Not very happy with daddy. But still frigin cute.