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 …