It’s with a heavy heart that I’m writing this, as it’s going to be my last regular update in what has been – up until now – my daily photoblog.
Too much work has been put into this for the past two years, and other aspects of my life have suffered because of it; that along with the fact this site isn’t where I imagined it would be two years down the line then I have to question if my approach is right and if the hard work is worth it.
I’ve tried to improve as a photographer throughout the time I’ve been doing it, but I still see talentless hacks posting a few crappy images of their daily lives and getting thousands of hits on their work, and so there is no room for someone like me to compete in that environment.
It’s a pity this decision has come so close to my finally understanding the algorithm that Flickr use to make explore, as I’ve had a great success in getting my images into there of late. Unfortunately the majority of people who look at those images are those who simply want you to look at their work in return, and not true photographers who simply appreciate me without wanting anything in return.
I’m happy to share the algorithm with anyone who needs it, but as I’m making zero cash doing what I love, the instructions for making explore will be given out at $50 each.
Back to this image; I was bored and contemplative so sat in my flat how I always do when like that – in a hoodie with a bottle of whisky.
I thought it would be fun to try a little flash work of my pouring another shot. I was wrong, it was not fun at all.
I couldn’t even hit the glass.