My poor old iMac is getting slower and slower. It’s 11 years old now so not a surprise. I’ve been watching an awful lot of YouTube reviews of the new M1 Macs and I’m impressed. There are obvious problems of course. How would I survive the drop in screen size from 27″ to 13″. I also rely on several out of date apps, including Photoshop, that are unlikely to run on the new OS and architecture, even with emulation. Elements of Photoshop are already causing me pain in my present set-up. Software updates will add considerably to the cost but I’m going to have to bite the bullet at some point.
I received an email about last weeks update reminding me of a video I had shot of one of the models. To refresh our memories I set out to find this movie but alas I failed. This has pissed me off. I’ve got several backups of old versions of the website, how could this movie not be on at least one of them. Methinks I need to strengthen up my backup routine, or not bother at all.
It’s been a week of hard thinking. Should I hang up my camera and retire from the (anti) glamour scene. In recent times I have struggled to find suitable talent and that with the coronavirus pandemic almost certainly wiping out any possible shoots for this year it seems a good time to call it a day. Would I turn away a beautiful young lady if she landed on my doorstep? Probably not, but that’s unlikely to happen nowadays.
The cull of my photographic archives continues apace. I’ve managed to stick to my schedule of sorting at least 100 transparencies a day, well almost every day. So far I have destroyed several 1000 snaps. What I dare not do is calculate how much it cost me to take these discarded shots in the first place. Still, no one ever said photography was cheap.
The more observant of you will have noticed that I have cleaned up the site layout. I may even replace the website theme for something more modern. We shall see.
I’ve also deleted my Twitter feed. I’m starting afresh and will be using it for additional photos, the odd snap that doesn’t fit in a set. It means that if I’m feeling lazy I can post just the one image on Twitter and not bother editing a set for the website. There be method in my madness.