Photo of Sea Monkey Socks, as promised.

Monkey sock progress
Originally uploaded by sugaroni

Not only is this proof positive that I really did make some massive headway on my Monkey socks, but also evidence of the snazzy quality of a new dSLR (Canon XTi) with a Speedlight 430EX.

I never thought I would be a lover of flash photography. Having been trained by one of the great street photographers, I was taught to use the existing light but one little strobe makes even the simplest images pop. I’ve been devouring the Strobist and I’ll soon be purcahsing remote triggers and lighting stands to capture tabletop images (like Skylab samples) and maybe even try my hand at some portraiture.