A few things that aren’t really worthy of a blog post of their own, but which still need recording on the blog.
Firstly, James‘ new song is rather good.
From the forthcoming EP Better Than That out 18 May.
A Family Guy writer has turned Prince George into Stewie Griffin: his 26 bitchiest comments
Changing subject slightly.
Dinosaur vomit: The physics.
I’ve been doing so rudimentary calculations and that’s the same force as a 1 tonne car hitting you at 12kph. That might not sound like a lot, but you wouldn’t want to give it a go, now would you?
Do you have any eating plans for the weekend? I do.
I’ll spare you the photos and save your keyboard from drool.
(And hopefully dinosaur vomit too.)
Why I’m not about to become a photographer.
Professional wedding photography is dead. Change is afoot. I see it all around me. Photographers who once charged £2,000 for a wedding, now putting themselves forwards for jobs less than a grand. Award-winning photographers getting part-time jobs to supplement their income because they can no longer afford to shoot weddings full time. And it’s all a dirty little secret.
What follows is a rather distressing synopsis of the industry, lamenting the lack of change and innovation of experienced photographers, juxtaposed against the offerings of the “new breed” of wedding ‘togs.
Just stop. It’s time to change. Time to change how you look at your business. Time to introduce a new way of doing things. Because the old way isn’t working. It’s time to strip back to basics, take stock and figure out what the future holds. It’s time to embrace new tech, new ways to get your work out, new ways to appeal to the clients you want.
Lots of advice, but notably no specifics as to what exactly that change entails. And there are some rather scathing comments on what is essentially just an op-ed on an interesting subject (for me at least).
More tomorrow. Probably less disjointed. But perhaps not. Who knows?
Come back and find out.