When Time Becomes an Issue
Some of you might know, that my first son was born on 10th December last year. This has been lovely, but has not left me with a huge amount of time to fit photography, music, finishing my MA around a small child and a day job.
Though I am still getting on with things, they are managing to take twice as long, especially now I have switched to scanning my own film, something that takes a lot of time to do a decent job. So bear with me if things look unfinished at times!
Of course this has given me a lovely subject to work on for portraits. This is my favourite so far:
But this does raise an issue that I have been thinking about for a while. I like to show a lot of my work on Flickr, update this website and so on. Sometime this takes a hell of a lot of time.
I have a Tumblr, which I set up a while ago to try and pull together some of my sites into one box and get them a little more exposure – I thought that Tumblr was designed to pull a lot of things together. It does, to an extent, but not ideally. I tried setting up pipes, to bring subjects into one stream, again, things were getting lost, or displayed poorly.
I love this site, but to read a blog on someone’s site you need to go there, and without the prompt of a feed into somewhere else I am looking, like Tumblr, or Facebook, even I don’t bother, so why would other people…
This site reads my images from flickr, for speed and convenience, but of course the plugin that pulls those of just displays a bit of shortcode when I push the post on to Tumblr, and I then have to download and re-upload, or manually link to the images.
It’s all becoming a bit of a pain – in order to get a decent level of exposure you seem to have to spend so much time you have none left to take any bloody pictures…