San Diego Photographer - David Moore
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Friday Evening, and I am Writing a Blog Post

So, yesterday I had a plan to do some table top practice, with beer. I have some beer shots in my portfolio but I am always try to get better and better. I set up the shot, set up the glass, and started testing lights and after a while, I realized I just wasn't happy with what I had. I tried some more, but instead of I would call it a night and go back the drawing board (and probably watch some more Rob Grimm tutorials).

Today I decided to go through what I had and see what was what. I made the above photo from that shoot.

It was rainy and cold (for San Diego) today, so it was overcast and cruddy looking outside. But, in the afternoon I made some tea, walked outside and it was sunny, raining, well misting lightly, but it was sunny. So I grabbed my camera to get some late afternoon light.

Then when I set my tea down, I kind of fell in love with the light and the steam, and took WAY too many photos of a cup sitting on a table. If someone saw me doing this, I am sure they would think I was insane. BUT, what is a photographer going to do? Let really pretty light go to waste? HECK no! haha

Let's see what I can take photos of tomorrow. haha!

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