I like to take photos of things. Mostly peoples. Mostly pretty peoples, if I'm honest. But sometimes toys, or dogs, or maybe a tree. Y'know, interesting stuff.
I shoot a few burlesque shows, but that's just to kill time between photoshoots with models, where I can control the light and the pose and the magic.
My photos will have the tag "my photo". Otherwise, it's stolen from the vast wilderness that is the internet. I usually source pics from Model Mayhem, Flickr or We <3 it.
You wanna look me up elsewhere?
Got my disposable camera prints back today, a little ahead of schedule. Bonus.
Turned out it was only £6.99, rather than the £8.99 I was expecting. Bonus.
Of the 27 possible shots, I knew I’d mis-fired about 3. And I expected a few others to be so dark that they didn’t even process them. So imagine my surprise when I get back 25 prints! Only one of them is uselessly dark! So, let’s call it 24!
Maybe I’m alright at this photography thing after all!
when i was growing up, i remember every other boy my age wanted a girlfriend ‘who played video games and read comic books’ or something along those lines.
and now that women are taking a stand and claiming their place in reading comic books and playing video games, it becomes apparent these people never wanted a partner who shared their interests, they wanted an accessory that made them feel like they had some sort of value and that their past times weren’t as anti-social as some of them legitimately feared. they were seeking approval for what they were doing rather than an actual relationship. they weren’t looking for a person. they were looking for validation. to feel big. they wanted to be fawned over.
and instead of maturing and realizing what a mature relationship is, what a healthy relationship is, we now have a generation of nerd men who hate the fact that women women not only like the things they like, but are being vocal about what they want. and thankfully, most of these men are going to die alone and childless.
so no, when you tell me what games you play or what television show you watch, it doesn’t tell me anything about you. it doesn’t tell me that you value the same things i do. terrible people like the things i like. your job and my job, is to differentiate ourselves from those people through our words and actions, to make things safe for everyone.
your hobbies do not define you. the shows you like do not define you. how you treat people, how you talk to people, what you think the nature of love is and the things you are willing to sacrifice for what you want tell me more about you.
Parah lingerie | Photo Sylvie Lancrenon | Model Tamara Lazic | Glamour Italia August 2014
Just dropped off my disposable camera to get processed, printed and put on CD.
They are pretty much all of Edinburgh this weekend, but when we got home, I still had like 5 photos on the roll to take. So, I’ve taken some random things just today; A helicopter in the sky; Some customers in the shop; The view from the top of a multi storey car park; some ivy.
So, 27 photos to start with. 5 or so in Ayr. About 3 “miss-fires” where I hit the shutter in my pocket. So, less than 20 in Edinburgh.
And that’s assuming all 20 come out actually visible. With such a slow shutter speed, they are likely to be blurry as fuck. Steady hands, I do not have.
So, being realistic, let’s assume I’m spunking some £8 ( £6 for processing + £2 for a CD to save me scanning them myself ) to get a return of about 6 photos.
In the cold hard light of reason here, I’m beginning to think I may be wasting money here.
2 day service. So, let’s wait and see.
So, the problem is, I don’t have the time to sift through Tumblr, because I follow too many people.
BUT! I don’t want to unfollow folk, because I like all you guys! But some of you I have a personal connection with, rather than just “i like you because you post pretty pictures”.
I’m punting all the people who I like as people, rather than as a blog, and plop them into a Feedly* folder! Then, I don’t need to wade, I can just see at a glance!
YAY for shifting my problems from one network to another, so that in a year, I follow too many people on Feedly and have to whittle them down again somehow!
*Feedly, for those not antiquated with it, is a news/RSS reader, like GoogleReader used to do. But this one looks nice. Plus, since it has a nice Android app, I can read it on my phone.
Me, firebreathing like a champ.
I reek of fuel, thou. lol
This was a video from the end of a firebreathing class back in 2010!
A) It looked better in real life and b) I can do better than that.
I’ve always been a bit bummed out that I never got any really good photos of me fire-breathing, and now that I have “special dental requirements” I’m not sure if I can do any fire tricks again.
Or at least, I’d want to take my plate out for it, but then, with the plate out, I would tend to shy away from having my photo taken.
For Katie’s birthday this year, we went on a wee jaunt to Edinburgh, which is a city she loves ( and has family there ) but we haven’t been to in about 7 years!
So, we went and stayed at her Uncle Mike’s place. If any of you say that Moray Place documentary, Katie’s Uncle Mike owns at least 3 properties there, so we stayed in a vacant one, which has the most amazing roof terrace garden. Swish doesn’t even begin to cover it!
On the Saturday, we went into the city centre for a mooch about and we bumped into Peppa Pig. Soph was enraptured.
On Sunday, we went to the Botanic Gardens. I might do a separate post for that, but it’s mostly just pics of plants and flowers and I’m sure no one is all that interested. I’ll post them on Facebook, regardless.
Got everything packed; music, portable dvd player for Soph, Hello Kitty headphones, books, Kindle, clothes for ALL weathers ( since the news says “chance of storm!” ) analog camera, chargers and plugs and everything.
But the question is, what lens should I take for my camera?
The 35mm is a good all-rounder, but Edinburgh is quite a far-away city. So, take the 50mm too, y’say? But should I take the big ol zoom, the 70-300mm? It’s not a great lens, it is cheapo junk and it’s huge!
But will I kick myself for not having such a long range covered?
Sophie’s first ever pair of headphones, Hello Kitty ones, bought in preparation for a road trip to Edinburgh this weekend.
Means we don’t all have to listen to Dora the Explorer! Yay!
In 2013, I read 9 books, according to my Goodreads.
This year, 7 months in, I haven’t read a single one. My Kindle hasn’t been switched on in months.
This makes me a little sad.
( Unless you count the books I read to Soph for her bestime, then I’m in the squillions, but I don’t think books with less than 100 words should count. )