Sunday, March 21, 2010

Too many options

I've had this blog here for a while and when it started there were not too many options. You pretty much had Blogger and Wordpress. Photo-wise there is also Flickr and about a million other similar sites. I've got this blog, and really just a place holder over at Wordpress too. Perhaps one is better than the other, I don't know. I could start a new flash based site over at Wix. Clearly, from all the time I don't have I really don't need any more options. I like to use Flickr but I'm not really keen on uploading my stuff there. I'm not sure why it just seems too big and dorm like. I also don't feel like uploading over there and then making a blog post here. Some folks do both. I'm sure there may be advantages and disadvantages to both. Don't even get me started on Facebook, or Twitter. A lot of photographers seem to be using the hell out of those. I've been toying with the idea of changing the look of this blog a bit and make it more suited to photos or somehow having another just strictly for photos. That is my quandary. I'm also thinking about adding some ads. I don't have all that much traffic so ads probably won't generate much income. Like I said, too many options. It has become more and more obvious that I need to start killing all my distractions and focus on the few things that are already, or need to be important. My kids would be the former and photography the latter. On that note, my folks went out of town and instead of throwing a party (I'm 37...) I did some photography. I think I'm getting better. My technique is actually starting to outgrow my gear. Of course, I've got plenty of room for improvement. It's just that in the pic above, I couldn't quite get the effect I was looking for because I needed a little more of this and a little more of that in my bag. No worries. I just need to get out and shoot more pics. That's all for now. Feel free to comment on the pic or the post.


Shop Teacher Bob said...

Not a bad job on the Plymouth shot at all. The nice thing about the digital is you can shoot a lot, see your results right away and don't have the expense of film and chemicals. Other than time, no reason not to shoot a lot. There's plenty of subject matter. Since you're working the strobe vein, you might want to consider "painting" with flash at night. Do digital cameras have a B or T setting? You can always do that sort of thing after the kids are in bed. Just keep after it, that's the most important thing.

Surly said...

My camera has a B setting, I believe. Sounds like a good idea. Thanks.