...and a chance to catch up with all things online. Now it may suprise some of you but I'm actually in this business to try and make a wee bit of a living, that's one of the drivers that makes me go out and do some odd stuff or maybe it's just the way I'm wired up anyhow...but I never have a 'mojo' problem..after all I'm the boss and should know by now how to motivate the members of staff (me that is) into a whipped up fervour of photographic maelstroming.. Now being on various sites I have noticed over the last few years the comings and goings of swarms of 'I've got a camera so I'm a photographer' folk , it's like the light burns bright then fades or dies... It's a tough old world , really because of the huge volume of camera and phone images that swarm onto the web every minute ( word of the day appears to be swarm..).. akin to all those little sperms wiggling about but only 1 will ultimately succeed......
So I look at flickr and how folk try to boost their chances of fertilisation...yes..taking them out of groups and putting them back in again, nothing turns me off a photo more than seeing a really good one then the following day it appearing at the top of 'my contacts ' images again like it was all newly minted and camera fresh.... flickr is the tabloid red top of photography...you stick it on it lasts for a day and then makes way for the deluge of images that flow after it....... it takes up residence in the old photo home, to be roused from it's slumbers by someone actually doing a tag search then once more back to daytime TV and the whiff of stale urine... I am always impressed by folk who keep posting and never have a like or comment and in some cases views and have thousands of images online....well done... you're taking photos for the right reason, because you like taking them and sometimes that maybe the motivation...the mojo invigorator ..you take photos because you like ..taking photos.... simple really..dosn't matter if it's top of the range Dslr or pick up and chuck mobile phone...love taking photos , it's all quite simple really. Now then I put photos on flickr because I can, I have no fear of there not being any comments and because those image editors from Getty frequently pop in and ask for another batch, yes it's business, of all the 'image libraries I inhabit well Getty, gets top dollar and actually sells stuff, I do have 1,000s online in various libraries and handfuls with getty but the one that always comes out top of my sales charts is Getty... and it's a tough old world on Getty..a thrashing whirlpool of little sperms all jostling to be top of the pops, look at me , look at me.......
So when your mojo flags and that expensive piece of kit garners another spiders web on the shelf just ask yourself why you got the gear in the first place, remember the moment you took your first snaps and get out there and relight that fire again...whether it's for love or money just remember that you like taking photos and then take some.
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...