Another new first for me today! Our pals Dane & Lexi turned 1 not too long ago and, what better way to celebrate one year or life on earth than to smash a big ol’ chocolate cake into oblivion in a high key lighting setup?! I can’t think of any better way. 😎 It turns out that both kids were somewhat terrified of cold chocolate cake. Reactions didn’t go as expected. I think we parents, knowing our kids, think that when encountered by a ginormous cake will dive right in with both hands and eat like its going out of style! We tried this with Ethan and he barely mashed into his cake too. Oh well! It was still loads of fun and contributed wonderfully to the laundry situation. 😀
I also borrowed Regan’s Nikon V1 (again) and did a time-lapse of the whole event! Well, technically, not the whole event. Math never was a strong point of mine and I screwed up the first part of it while we were setting up the lights. hehehehe… 😳 I got it figured out though and put this vid together from still images taken every 10 seconds for the duration of the event. In one of the frames the flashes synced with the V1! Pretty awesome coincidence. It was a bona fide metric tonne of fun!
Be sure to watch it in HD! 😀
I just watched a Chase Jarvis video where he did 4 cool time lapse sessions in South Africa. I’ve always wanted to do one and so I setup my camera to do it over lunch hour. Nikon makes time lapse super easy do to the built in interval timer. You just set it up for how many shots you want and how often, then just walk away! Couldn’t be easier. Chuck them into a movie making program, I used iMovie ’11 and away you go. It’s a really cool way to be creative. I’ll look forward to doing more in the future! 😎