Yesterday I had my last shoot of 2012, and my first shoot with my new camera, and though I was a little nervous about the potential learning curve involved with a new piece of gear, several things came together to make the shoot a success. For starters, it stopped raining for a couple of hours! Also, my clients were very easy going and willing to try anything. The new camera is an upgrade from the old one, but not so different that I got lost or confused. And finally, Flora, this gorgeous greyhound. She would look good in the worst of photos, really. She was silly and playful at first, running circles around us in the yard, then settled down VERY nicely for her close-ups. She was the perfect subject for this first & last shoot. Happy New Year!!