I’ve been having a wonderful time with the new camera (T4i). It doesn’t mean that I’m taking “keepers” with it, but no camera can increase your ratio of “keepers” it just means that I’m taking the camera with me wherever I go and look forward to trying different techniques. I’m mostly experimenting with pointing the lens in one direction and using the swivel screen to look in another direction.
The other thing I’m using a lot is the grid that you can have on the swivel back. I’m playing around with how different elements are placed on the grid. It gives you a chance to play with compositional stuff like the golden spiral etc.
I posted this because it’s the easiest one to show. Anyway – it is a lot of fun and it gets the motor running again. I know that it must be revving me up because I’ve been going out even in the hundred degree weather.
But I’ve spent a tremendous amount of time trying to bring in money. I even went so far as to ask for donations again – this time on my home page which I’ve never done before. I’ve been invited to take an all-paid trip to do a photographic assignment and it looks like it would be a great adventure but I’ve got to get my finances into order before I can do something like this.
I’m also beginning to work on putting together a Guggenheim Grant application – something I’ve never taken a crack at before.
On top of that I’ll be published in July in a Chinese magazine with a large circulation. I’ll post a PDF of it as soon as it’s out. If I can raise a few thousand dollars in the next two months, I’ll be able to do take this two month photographic trip which would do me wonders. I’ll write more about it as I get more details.