Look at that, months have gone by again and I haven’t written anything new. I’m incredibly slow at writing any new blog posts, but I did start to change out some of the photos on the site again. My goal has been to rotate in some of my favorite more recent work every 3 or so months. I’ve been pulling some of the older photos as well and may start pulling all older photos whenever I do a refresh, though I’m not sure yet.

Recently I found out the contact form on the site isn’t working again. I’m not sure what’s going on with that, so if need to get in touch, I have my email address on the contact page or reach out to me on one of my social media profiles. As I’d like to expand the site to have some more functionality, like multi-languages, I should also be able to have the contact form fixed and the general speed of the site improved as well.

This week Instagram pulled their feed access through the 3rd party API, which now forces everyone to use their app or their site through a web browser. I was a heavy Iconosquare user since its tiled view of the Instagram feed allowed for a very quick way to browse through new content. Being forced back into using the single column view is painful and extremely slow, I feel like if it continues that way I’ll likely start using the platform less. Not sure why Instagram can’t make it faster, Tumblr’s single column view loads incredibly quick both in their app and a web browser.


07Jan

2016

A new year and possibly more posts, but also there is a fairly good chance my post frequency won’t increase. One of my goals is to write more and cover ideas as well as share some of my processes though. So between working on projects and learning new things maybe I’ll find the time to write before I get distracted by other things.

I would actually like to work with more people this year on pieces that could be portfolio pieces for everyone on the team. Especially on pieces that could incorporate fashion, visual effects, and large format photography. Actually if any concept would be beneficial to the team involved I’d be interested in working on the project. I’m only going to continue charging for projects that are for commercial use.


I’ve been out of commission with my portable setup for my 4×5 since early last month. The Feisol ballhead I use somehow had the shaft of the clamp knob back out enough that I couldn’t keep it screwed in. Maybe it’s difficult to see in the picture, but the shaft raised the center of the knob.

Feisol clamp knob

I’m not sure if that was from repeated heavy tightening, but I think there should have been a metal stop in the knob to prevent the shaft from being able to do that. I’m kind of paranoid of having my camera fall, so I always tighten down the clamp hard. Fortunately when I contacted Feisol about it they were responsive and after an initial shipping mistake got my ballhead replaced.

Feisol CB-50DC

Now after over a month and a half I have my light weight setup back for shooting 4×5. Hopefully I get out more, especially since I haven’t been shooting much since coming back from Korea and China.