When The Going Gets Tough

I give up. I’ve had these scans lying around on my computer for several months now and just couldn’t be arsed to finish off editing them. Why? Probably because they have been tricky to colour match. Some sets of snaps look consistent, are easy-peasy to work on, and I can’t wait to get them uploaded, but others I can gladly leave be and on occasions forget I had even started to prepare them. Hard graft? Stuff it!

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The Russians Are Coming

Checking the web site stats the other day I noticed a large number of hits coming from Russia. Now whether these are real visits or spambots doing what spambots do I know not. I do find it amusing though that such a minor presents like SNAPSHOTS of GIRLS gets such attention and I wonder what happens on the mega sites. Other than the constant stream of rubbish spam posted in the comments, which I trap and delete daily, I haven’t noticed anything untoward which I suppose I should be grateful for.

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Sony Adventures

Although the bulk of my snapping is now done with a Nikon D810 I still occasionally use my Sony NEX-5N when working outdoors or when I’m feeling adventurous indoors under tricky lighting conditions. The results tend to be more miss than hit, probably because I don’t pay enough attention to the settings, I still find the controls on a single lens reflex type of camera easier to use. Here are a selection of passable shots plucked from a large number of candidates for the dustbin.

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Splendid Isolation

Not since the long gone days of the camera clubs have I discussed the ups and downs of my adventures with other photographers but recently I’ve felt the need to discover if it’s just me having problems finding suitable talent. If you follow the modelling web site forums everything seems to be hunky-dory so is it only me who’s cursed? Nowadays many girls want to pick and choose how they are portrayed, which is okay to a point, but some of the photos on their portfolios are a long way from being art and surely it’s the tacky glamour scene where the money is, what little there is left in internet modelling that is. So if you are a fellow “artist” I really would like to know how you are fairing in your quest for models.

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