Hunkered Down, and 2010-Bound

The twenty three inches of snow we got last week is melting fast after hanging around for a week.

But I have figured out how to put the remaining mounds to good use: We now have a rather large-ish, walk-out Diet Mtn. Dew refrigerator.

The caffeine will be timely and appreciated, as I am spending the week in The Cave trying to knock off my first of three, blog-related New Year's resolutions. More on that in a few days -- hopefully.

But before we head into 2010, one last look at some of my favorite stuff from Strobist in 2009, in case you missed it the first time. (Windows will open in a new frame, so you can 'command-W' to close them and remain either here or in your feed reader.)

On Assignment: Manil Suri
Fifteen Minutes of Fame
Frozen Hummingbirds
Your Basic Freudian Light Stand
Visiting the Large Hadron Collider
FS: Brick 3BR TH, SB-800s Do Not Convey
On Assignment: Desert Falconer
Lighting Edgier Group Shots
Two-Light Techniques: Pt. 1, Pt. 2 and Pt. 3
Now You Can Sync Anything to Anything
On Assignment: Playwright
New Long-form Dave Hill Videos
Trashy Light
Light, in Tights: Bounceman!
Video: Dan Winters, Beyond Lighting
Dean Collins' Hot Lights Bike
Jon Fletcher's Night Shuttle Shoot
The Men Who Flash at Goats
An (as-yet unanswered) Challenge to Nikon
Drinking with Dead Guys: Beers With Vermeer

Have a happy (and safe) New Year's Eve, and we'll see you next year...



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Blogger Paps said...

Using nature's fridge must be a male thing. I did something similar a few days ago using natural light. But since we don't have M.D. here, I went for an acceptable subject substitute.

December 27, 2009 5:46 PM  
Blogger Wink of an eye Digital said...

Ok just to keep you grounded to 2009
Here is a list of things that happened in 2009

" I got some budjet money to spend"...
Replacement of Walmart Smiley face with OCF Stickers around the world. Noble commitee to discuss whether Obama or Hobby up for...prize.

"Breaking news from the elv"
Another Monty Python chase to the perfect Holy Grail flash controller
...and denied before 2010

"Spike and Mike (nickname of the cho's) make tour without odor eaters"

Bill M. gets sneakers before his friend does...nah nah na nah nahhh

"Winter hits Strobist Head Quarters"
Man finds rare flat looking shovel in back of acquired to spouse

"Onion going to do indepth report on Joe McNally and Dave Hobby"
SPOY ... Joe asks "what went wrong"

Just sayin Dave

all the best dude

December 27, 2009 6:48 PM  
OpenID nikitabuida said...

Thanks David for a great read all 2009 long! You've been most helpful!

Wish you a happy New Year :D

With best regards from Moscow,
Nikita Buida (Naiznanku studio)

December 28, 2009 4:02 AM  
Blogger Rick Lohre | Photography said...

Agreed. Thanks for your giving spirit David.
And now I don't feel alone in my Diet Mtn Dew addiction. I have to know though, does anyone else drink 4+ a day?

December 28, 2009 3:48 PM  
Blogger Street said...

Hey Dave!
Thanks for the tip on the Dan Winters book. Absolutely fantastic! Looking forward to another year "with you". I imagine 2010 will be even more awesome than 2009 ;)

Happy new year!
/Mattias (Sweden)

December 28, 2009 5:53 PM  
Blogger jim77742 said...

Thanks for helping me take my photography to a new level. Here's an example. This took 500 strobes but it was worth every cent.

December 29, 2009 8:39 AM  
Blogger casy_pei said...

Sincere thanks, David, for a super year of photography and light (and for the Hot Shoe Diaries christmas tip).

With best regards from
Prince Edward Island,

December 29, 2009 3:27 PM  
Blogger theotherme said...

My vote for the Strobist Quote of the Year: "...using the streaming sunlight from back camera right and a very convenient fill goat from from camera left."

I checked with Calumet in Chicago.. they don't keep fill goats in stock.

Happy New Year!

December 30, 2009 3:27 PM  
Blogger Jay Rodriguez said...

Happy New Year Dave!

December 31, 2009 12:05 AM  
Blogger Peter F. Castro said...

Thanks a ton for giving us all this wonderful info. Hey, Dave check out my Cybersync poverty-wizards hot-shoe hack/mod @

December 31, 2009 2:32 PM  
Blogger amit said...

that was an unusual its interesting..

January 04, 2010 4:04 AM  

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