Well the weeks are blurring into each other now. A bout of ill health and then a week looking after a family property has put me behind and now I'm dragging the chain a bit. It is now week 7 and I still haven't finalised my self portraits or done my final critique. In the meantime I picked up some photography work so I will be quite busy.
I haven't been completely off track. I have been exploring instagram and Pinterest and have started to post images. I have even attracted some followers as well as some favourable comments on my images. I have found some more great inspiration on Instagram. Symmetrical Monsters is a place to hashtag your best amazing symmetrical photos and Barry Cheeseman whose evocative images of people in Vietnam are beautiful. I had started to think that I would use Instagram for just a particular sort of image. Maybe using the influences of people like Steve Scalone and Art Wolfe. Here are a couple of images that I have posted.
On Saturday I was diverted by entertainer Locky who needed some new photos for a website I built for him. It was a raucous afternoon at Irish Murphy's in Brisbane where a group of crazy cricket fans from all over Australia had been celebrating since 10.30 in the morning. They were all so intent on getting into the photos of Locky that I took some for them too (for a small fee). The whole crowd were singing and dancing. I Had lots of fun and was asked to post some on instagram and Facebook. I also downloaded an app called Layout so that I could post a small group of photos to instagram instead of one at a time. Not sure if it worked all that well though as the images are all a bit too small when viewed on a mobile phone. Now to quickly prepare the rest to put on the Client Images section of my website. Here is one of the images I posted on Instagram.
Saturday's events have caused me to rethink the use of Instagram. I am still determined to try to put up high quality images so will have to give it some serious planning and in future be extremely selective.