skype birthday

my 2 year old son cooper (sydney, aus) wishing his cousin kim (vevey, switzerland) a happy 1st birthday via skype


strobist info: camera mounted FL-36R, bounced ttl auto

  • William Smith 5y

    Looks good - I like how the wall and desk are stark white. . Isn't it amazing what we can do with technology today?
  • Jon Ovington 5y

    thanks, surprisingly there was very little tweaking, the flash really bounced around the small almost all white room, leaving only few shadows.

    that's what gave me the idea to deliberately white out the desk and wall. my boy is a little over exposed, but given time I guess i could tweak it. it was more a case of getting it up quick to show the family that we were just chatting to :)

    so true about todays technology, you can do almost anything!
  • Deb 5y

    skype is wonderful - i use it to keep in touch with my daughter and her family.
  • Julie Walraven 5y

    Thanks, your photo was the perfect illustration to show how easy using Skype can be for my post How Skype can change your communication,
  • Sarah Stewart 5y

    Thanks very much for the image which I have used in this blog post:
  • Mahan Ramos 4y

    Hi! I'm Mahan Ramos, a producer based in Singapore. Currently I am working on a program entitled Quirky Science, in one of the episode we are featuring the evolution of telephone, from Graham Bell to Skype. And I'm looking for pictures, from different races to show the reach and value of Skype, With that I am asking for your permission, can I use this photo for my program? I will include your name in the closing credits plus send you a DVD copy of the program. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.

  • Jon Ovington 4y

    Hi Mahan,

    Sure, go ahead!

    Thanks for sharing everyone, great to see me shot out there.
  • Parent Further 4y

    Thank you for making this great photo available. We used it on our blog and credited you, here:
  • Thomas Borg 3y

    Hi John,
    I'm contacting you on behalf of a small Speech Therapy practice in Melbourne, specialising in young children. We've recently been trialing video calling (ie Skype) as a therapy tool, and came across your picture. We thought it was a great shot, illustrating how easy it is for children to interact with. With your permission, we would like to include it in an advertisement we're placing in "Speak Out" a publication by Speech Pathology Australia (an industry magazine). You will be credited for your photo on the ad.
    Here's a link to the publication if you're interested.

  • Jon Ovington 3y

    Sure Tom, sounds great!

  • Thomas Borg 3y

    Thanks for getting back so quickly. We really appreciate it.
    If you want, you can check out the ad here:

    Thanks again.
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Taken on January 30, 2010
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