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Giving Things a Go

Today’s post is going to be quick.  I am late with it and I need to do some other stuff. I decided today to give something a go.  It hasn’t really worked well, I rush too much, but it is a beginning and something that could be a lot of fun in the future.

The Coffee CupsI saw an image in the reader the other day of two hands with a map of the world on them.  It got me thinking and I wondered if I would be able to do something similar.  so I gave it a go with two white coffee mugs and put an image of wrapping paper over the top.  It hasn’t turned out too bad, but I need to experiment a lot more.  I must write down some notes on what I have done and what to do differently.

Tea SetThis one I did with all white crockery again.  I probably should have lightened it again. I am pretty sure I know what I would do differently next time.  It is another interesting process to explore and one that could open up new possibilities   I look forward to experimenting more with it.

Thank you to everyone for the birthday wishes, there are so many comments.  I am having a really hard time keeping on top of them and I am not sure what to do.  At the moment I have 597 comments to respond to.  I am thinking of making the decision to not respond to everyone anymore, and only do those that ask me questions or want more information.  The ones that just make a short statement should always assume that I really do thank them for their comments.   I am hoping no one will mind if I do that from now on.

Waterproof Cameras

A woman asked me recently for some advice on a waterproof camera, one her husband couldn’t destroy while fishing or when put through the washing machine.  I wrote an email to Michael’s Camera and Video and asked them what they would recommend.  They recommended two cameras, the Olympus TG-1, and the Panasonic FT20 which can go to a depth of 5 metres.  The first one retails here for around $400 and the second around $230.  I hope this helps.

Where to From Here

Sun setting behind the Cliffs

I have to make some serious decisions about where to go to from here.  The cycling photography is fun, but let’s face it when everyone just steals the photos and almost no one buys any, I have to reconsider what my options are.  I have been trying several things, but one thing that I have been wanting to do it field trips.  I’m sure you have seen the links at the top of the blog.

There are other photographers out there who run workshops for photographers, and I want to do it as well.  I love photography and it really is what I want to do for the rest of my life.  I enjoy showing people tricks and helping them improve their own photography, so I thought, why not start a business doing it.

Woomelang Train Station and Silos

I love sitting around with other photographers and talking to them about what they like to do and what sort of photos they like to take.  It is nice to meet people with the same kinds of obsessions as me.  Are you one of them?

I think the type of person I want to attract for the field trips are people who want to go out and take photos, but don’t like to do it on their own.  I hate going out on my own, not all the time, but there are places that I want to take photos, but I don’t feel safe doing it on my own.  It isn’t that I feel that someone will attract me, but I do get worried about my camera gear.  I have a nice camera.

I figure that if I feel this way about going out and taking photos, then surely there are other people who feel the same.

Safety in Numbers

There is also the aspect of teaching or giving tuition as well.  I don’t consider myself an expert, though I’ve been learning constantly for many many years, I know I can help people learn photography.  I like sharing knowledge and I love teaching people, so this should be perfect.

When I’ve taken my friends away I have enjoyed showing them how to do stuff.  Answering their questions, giving them some advice.  Confusing them sometimes, and then helping them see their way out of the fog.

I have tried to think of everything for the field trips, but I guess I will never know exactly everything until I start doing them.  If you do go through the information please let me know if you think I have something wrong or I have forgotten something, it would really be appreciated.