Ever since I started theLightMatters I’ve wanted to write a book. Trouble is I’ve never been able too start. Every time I start a blank document in Word and start to type I find I end up distracting myself with styles, paragraph formats and making it look pretty. In fact, I do everything but write the damned book. Needless to say I never got very far before shelving it for a few months, hoping to pick it up again later.
A few weeks ago, in the studio with a client, I had a major disaster — I broke a lens. I’d just set the lights up and we were ready to go when the back of the camera flashed up
ERR 01 Communications between the camera and lens is faulty
Not a good sign. I tried cleaning the contacts as suggested. No luck. Every time I zoomed the lens the error message popped up. Clearly the lens had failed and I needed to carry on with the shoot. My client was already very nervous and letting her know I’d suffered a catastrophic equipment failure was not an option. Instead, I
A few weeks ago I upgraded my MacBook from Snow Leopard to Mavericks. Everything has been fine (apart from the battery life is now dreadful) until yesterday when it was time to recalibrate the display.
I’ve been using a Spyder2Express for a few years now without any problems – it does the job and the results are good for the work I undertake. Sadly it’s time has now passed. The Mac version of the calibration software no linger runs under Mavericks – I did some digging and it appears its a PowerPC app and needs an emulator to run on a intel platform. It all happened silently under Snow Leopard – the os launching the emulator when required allowing the app to run.
I used to work in IT until a few years ago. I was under a lot of stress at work and getting really p*****d off. Then one day I chose to give it all up and follow a dream. Everyone I knew thought I was nuts, that just made me try harder :-)
I believe any photographer can do what I did, earn money from their photos, maybe even start their own business.
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