Uh, I guess I missed posting an entry on this here wee blog last week. Sometimes I wish I had a lot to complain about. You know how popular whiny and complainy blogs seem to be these days. I have to admit that I quite enjoy reading such blogs, though only when I’m in a good mood and I can afford to laugh at other people’s petty problems.
I’ve been working on my new photography portfolio. Last week I was so ready to move in to the darkside with an all-Flash portfolio site but now I’m not so sure about it anymore. For one thing, it’s not really super easy to update. Not to mention that people who have Flash disabled for whatever reasons wouldn’t be able to see anything and as a former web designer who always put accessibility on top of everything, it just doesn’t feel right. So I guess I’m going back to square one with the site.
While we’re on the topic of photography, I might be able to afford to buy a new lens soon. Yay! After checking out the prices of the Canon lenses, I entertained the thought of buying a Nikon D40 with the kit lens instead which cost about the same with the Canon lens that I want (in Canada anyway), but then decided that I want the lens more than a second DSLR camera. I’m thinking of getting the Canon EF 28–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS USM because it has image stabilization and the equivalent of a 5x zoom (well, almost), but we’ll see. The price might put my better half off, but personally, I think it would make a good investment.
Speaking of investments, I recently got a manual external flash off eBay to be used on a wedding shoot next month. It’s a cheap Vivitar one because I didn’t feel like spending hundreds of dollars on a fancypants Canon-brand flash that I would probably use only once or twice a year (I’m a natural light fanatic). I was just checking a wedding photography group on Flickr and turns out that even professional photographers prefer manual flash to the TTL one. It made me feel better for not investing too much on one. :)
We’re going to the cinema tonight to see the new Harry Potter movie. Here’s hoping that there won’t be too many noisy and annoying kids in the theater.