Well, quick as a flash it's almost time to say tata to 2012 and it probably goes down as 'different' rather than Wow!!!
Biggest change for me is taking a big breath and a hard look at Image Libraries and the dwindling returns for greater effort. Stands to reason that with the tidal wave of images going online and the static number of buyers out there that at some point something would have to give.... so my efforts are now being thrust elsewhere, which still involves photography but with the emphasis on using images I have in a retail way..so cards prints , posters and editions..
Today I'll be doing a shoot of all the mounts and board that are going into my shop..spent the weekend clearing out the funk of forty thousand years from the cellars..sorry spiders and other invertibrates ..it had to be done. Once there was chaos now there is order and things are stacked up in plastic boxes rather that the rag bag army of carriers and plassy bags...order...me?? whatever next?? So lots of space now and I need to knuckle down and get the products out there. Mrs M is coming on board so I think I'll benefit from here senior management and eye for detail experience
The one thing that really will change for me in 2013 is that now I've freed myself up from the need to 'feed the libraries' type of photography, then I'll be much more project focused and yes, I've had the photographic earworm come a calling and I've things to see places to snap.
So expect images to appear in more coherent galleries rather that my scattergun approach of previous years..along the lines of this
So if Santa got you some new gear do that crazy thing no one ever does...read the manual..practice and then naff on out and shoot like you know what you are doing...
I'll see you on the other side, big UP to all those who have been on one of my training courses as well and of course to all my customers for making this year...'different'...
What's all this then????
An unyeilding torrent of Photo babbel full of unconfirmed facts and manufactured photo drivel.. take from it what you like, it won't change the world but may leave you feeling nauseous...