Yes. Why? 1. It just works. 2. Your friends' Flickr photos and Facebook updates appear as magazine-style headings and look fresh and professional. 3. Intuitive interface (are you listening Project?). Flip over the pages, go back, forward - you understand where you are in relation to the app. 4. It makes the iPad make sense.
No. Why? 1. Download and install takes forever. 2. The design is broken as there is no way to navigate on most pages. 3. It loves itself more than the reader. 4. It freezes more often than a polar bear's arse.
A couple of new galleries at my website - Barry's 50th and Katrina's Baby Shower... Both fun events (see below for a report on the latter), and both with great people. You know, doing this photography, it is interesting to note just how kind and hospitable people generally are. Now, if only it were that way in the day job! Still, onward>>>.
An interesting shoot yesterday – a baby shower at a nightclub… Hmm, you might think, how does that work? Well, you hire out the club during daylight hours and invite family and friends along for an afternoon of silly, fun games and presents, cake, sparkling drinks and the like. And you know what? People (well, OK, women mainly, but their kids and partners too in some cases), they loved it.
Photographically it was demanding but then that seems to be pretty much always the case – events where there are no problems with light / perspective / the need for silence / the need for speed: events such as these don’t exist. If you are looking for such perfect conditions it might be best to stick to studio work. Of course, what you won’t get in the studio but you will with a live event is an opportunity to take shots like this:
Now, nightclubs aren’t, of course, known for sunshine but I thought that, it being daytime, there was a chance there’d be some available light. Well, that was partly right …
So, I drop by the Royal Family website to offer my services as a wedding photographer (hey, you never know!). A banner headline made me smile: in the form of a type of FAQ, it said "What is a Realm?" Marvelous.
Schadenfreude? I don't know. But there is a lot in the press about Ireland's denial that she is going for a loan to the rest of her friends in the Eurozone. Mmmhmm, that's right - she is NOT going to be asking for money. Ain't that the truth? Well, no, clearly it isn't. It has been over a long time in Ireland - like Wile E Coyote running on air the wrong side of the cliff edge, anyone watching could see from years back that property prices were completely bonkers and due to come crashing down. Nothing like that here in the UK of course..... :)
Ease of use: 10/10 Ergonomics: Bit heavy, volume switch gets moved unintentionally, quite slippery but nice shape generally: 7/10 Usefulness: As portfolio for photography work: 9/10; for anything else: 3/10 Apps - delight in: 4/10 Battery Life: 8/10 For watching the odd YouTube Video: 9/10 Overall: 6/10 (subject to review following forthcoming OS upgrade)
So, as I approach the point at which I have 1000 pictures on Flickr, I also approach 10,000 views. Hmmm, not wildly impressive is it? 10 views an item. So, how to improve that total: 1. Women. Naked women preferably, but fey high key close ups of women in their early 20s preferably lying half-clothed in an uncomfortable outdoor environment are also good. Poetry underneath as well, that helps. 2. Flowers. With shallow depth of field and a generally approving comment about bokeh. 3. Young men. Good looking unshaven young men lying around looking emotionally damaged. That's good too. 4. Seascapes. Where the sea is milky white and smooth from a long exposure. There should be a rock of some sort, or sand patterns, in the foreground and plenty of moody clouds. Sun low in sky or, in the case of black and white, invisible. 5. Mention of the word "storm" in the tags or title. We have about five genuine storms in the UK a year, at least away from Cornwall or the Highlands and Isl…
Grouchy 10.26.10, originally uploaded by jezandia. Wish I'd taken this one. There are loads more as good - go take a look. Count Dogcula is fabulous. Click on link under picture to see Melody's (jezandia's) photostream.
Another event tonight (Theatre Souk put on by the theatrical entrepreneurs Theatre Delicatessen at a venue in Picton Place in "the heart of London's West End" as they say) that showed why the D300s is absolutely no match whatsoever for the FF D700. I think it might be time to upgrade the second body (no! Don't say it!). Srsly, the noise, the softness at high ISOs - not good. Mind you, much of it may be down to the soft 85mm that I keep telling myself is a great lens but, really, isn't.
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I tried to use Spotify on my new Android mobile. Unfortunately the service is every bit as shockingly rubbish as it has been on my laptop. How they get the good press they do is a complete mystery to me. Avoid it like the plague.