Catching up and look back at the Docklands
Last week I did this post and I’m not sure many saw it, so I am going to repeat some of it, I hope that is okay. It has been a slow week really. I moved my desk into the room vacated by my daughter and I have spent a lot of time this week setting it up. It is nice to be in a separate room and one that will make it much easier to Skype from.
I had my book launch last night. It wasn’t a big affair, but very glad to have it done. The book is still for sale and now i have to market it, not sure how I am going to do that, but will see what happens.
I had to give a speech, which is something I always dreaded, me speaking in public. However, this was the second speech I’ve had to do recently and I have to say, I almost enjoyed it. I wasn’t nervous at all. I just got up and said what I had to say. I think the teaching has helped a lot with it. Gives me confidence for something new I want to try out.
Dynamic Range Magazine
The magazine is still available for you to purchase, and you can buy it by following this link.
As I said last week, looking at sales for the current issue, the next issue will be the last. It is, of course, disappointing that the magazine hasn’t worked out, but I am happy to put it behind me and move onto some new things. I have enjoyed doing it and I’ve learned a lot. I have done things I didn’t think I would be capable of, especially in dealing with other people. It hasn’t all been good, but that is how it goes I suppose.
One thing I’ve learned is that I do really enjoy writing, and it is something I definitely want to continue. I am on the look out for more places that I can write for.
Article for Digital Photography School
My latest article for dPS is now available to read, follow the link:
I’ve been toying around with the idea of doing some sort of course about editing. The truth is, I want to do something, but I don’t want to add to the millions of tutorials that are out there already. My thinking is that I should work on my strengths. I’m told constantly that my work is unique so perhaps that is the angle I need to come from. The artist that uses photography.
To start with I’m going to do some podcasts or short videos on being an artist. They will start soon. I want to start sharing things about being an artist and hopefully people will find them interesting.
Now that I have one book done, I’m looking forward to doing some more. I’m planning on one with a friend next year. There is another one I’m thinking about, but will have to think about that one more.
I suppose it is the constant search to find something that will be successful and make me more successful. I don’t know what it is about me. It is weird, but people don’t seem to take me seriously. I have friends who will pay others to teach them, but not me. It is weird, not sure what I can do about it, but there you have it. Anyway enough of that.
Today I am taking us back to 2014 and a trip I did into the Docklands one weekend. Sounds like it was a big trip, but it was just for a day. Back when I was trying to do the Social Snapper outings, no more to say about that. Docklands can be an interesting place to take photos, just have to look really. I will be back there this weekend, I wonder how it will look then.