Today was the 8th anniversary of my first date with Steph. We celebrate it as any married couple would celebrate their anniversary. Its just that we never really bothered to get married. We’re quite content to just be living in sin. Really, we’ll fix that any day now. Anyway, we went out to a nice local tapas bar for dinner and exchanged gifts at home. Steph got me exactly what I had been wanting, a new set of portrait lights for my basement studio. I just had to take a picture with it tonight. I ended up using a bit more light than I wanted, though, maybe a shorter exposure would have helped. I guess the shot is fine, but I really wanted a darker look to it. Its really hard to light for both her skin tone and mine. Things to work on.
For my part, I gave Steph a new Canon A710IS camera and 1gb memory card for her present. So she has her own camera now and can stop borrowing my old one. She seems happy with it, and maybe if enough people pressure her, she’ll start her own 365 day project.
Added to the Cream of the Crop pool as my best of 2006.