Entries from June 2013 ↓

What’s Going On

It’s been a while since I posted here. I had planned to at the very least set a weekly auto post of a video from my YouTube favorites list but I haven’t even got there yet.

Apart from that, I keep plugging away at my other web project, Loaded Trolley. That one is holding fairly steady with traffic even though the last month or two were somewhat lacking in content being added. I will be interested to see what happens with traffic to Loaded Trolley when the Ringwood Costco Warehouse opens in Melbourne’s outer eastern suburbs.

Something that is not so good for me at the moment lack of time I sem to have for my photography. I have not shot many frames in the last year and with so much going on I guess something had to hit the back burner. What I have been planning on doing is light painting photography. A few months ago (OK, it was almost six months ago) I bought some interesting bits and pieces for light painting, but I am still yet to really give that a go. My target is to try one light painting photography shot by the end of this week.

I have also bought a timer remote for my Canon 1D so I am hoping to have a go at some time lapse photography. The biggest problem is that time lapse really does take a lot of time both to shoot and in post processing and I really feel time poor right now.

On the photography front, I posted some time go about attempting to get into microstock. I still have the same small batch of photos up with three agencies – iStockphoto, Dreamstime and Fotolia. iStockphoto and Dreamstime have done a whopping $40 each on 13 and 19 photos respectively in what is nearly two years now. Fotolia is about half that. I might give that another go and focus on those two former agencies and drop Fotolia. Perhaps I should also give Shutterstock another go.

I have rejoined the local library system again and that is helping me find inspiration for photography. I currently have a couple of Scott Kelby’s books out on Photoshop and Lightroom so I will work my way through them. I have also loaned some books on driving website traffic and improving my Google rank, so let’s see how that goes.

One of the other books I am reading is by Blake Beattie on achieving goals. Whilst I find Blake’s book, ‘Bullseye!: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Your Goals‘ a little to happy or uplifting for my frame of mind, I guess that is what you have to be in his line of business. I think I prefer things a little dryer and more technical. Perhaps that is part of my problem, as well as too much cynicism and not enough positiveness. Oh well, maybe time for a new tack on that front.

Anyway, you lot should keep me in check on getting that light painting and time lapse stuff done. If I haven’t posted any either here or on my Flickr in the next few weeks, give me a rev up here or on Facebook. Oh, Facebook….I probably didn’t get to light painting because I was spending too much time on Facebook just waiting for other people’s boring status updates. Time to put a stop to that.

Until next time (and given my form, that could be six months or more away), STAY FROSTY.