Okay, Let's Start on Year Two

First of all, thanks much for the kind words on the Year-One thing. That means a lot.

There were a couple of questions mixed in, so I wanted to answer those before we moved on.

Is that you? I dont think you have every posted your own pic on Strobist... but I may be wrong.

Yes, that is me. I posted another photo way back in the OA section, called "Dealing With a Difficult Subject," and someone sent in a shot of me shooting a football game once.

Don't be fooled by this picture. I can assure you that the camera adds 10 25 pounds, 15 years and subtracts six inches from my height. If you want a more accurate, real-life depiction, think Brad Pitt. But holding an SB-26.

Birthday Eh? So how many spankings would that be?

One, for the one year the blog has been alive. Were it my birthday, considerably more work would be needed from the spanker.

Is it time to put together a Strobist WoodStock? Should all of us make a trip to some place where we can all meet share ideas and gadgets. Wouldn't be great if we could have it sponsored by manufacturers of the products we use.

I will talk to the people who make Frosted Flakes and see what I can come up with.

Just wondering if, in coming up with the "Strobist", you considered the name "Flasher" at all?

Yes I did, along with a couple hundred other ideas. The idea was to make up a new word that (a) connoted what I wanted to teach, and (b) I could spell.

I guess I'm the only one who clicked the miss usa pic, very funny!

Yeah, I was actually surprised that more of you didn't want to see the contestants closer up...

I'm told there's a book in all of us. Maybe it's time for you to think about yours?

I thought about it for a good long time, and decided my schedule would not permit doing it the way I would want to do it. But I will say there is something in the works that should be far more interesting. And besides, I could never "outmagic" the Light - Science & Magic guys.

And to Jeff, who noted that he has never grown more, photographically, in a year, I would answer, "Neither have I."


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