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Much Love, Anna
Is the type of camera really important? I started off with a compact digital,and slowly upgraded to a DSLR, which was the Canon EOS 350D, used it for years till it died on me, and recently upgraded to a Canon 5dmkII. Though I feel that my works using the compact digital had more impact compared to when I upgraded.
Hello there everyone,
Happy New Year 2009! Wow, finally I've manage to take down some of my older works, and hopefully be replacing them with new ones. I really need to move on and start creating again. I've been holding on too long to my older stuff. So now I'm keeping it in my own little treasure box.
So do expect new stuff from me, I hope! Weee.
How is everyone? Have any New Year's resolution?
Oy people! Finally I have a layout I'm satisfied with for my blog at blogspot. Do drop by, do visit, do comment, do follow. Hmmm, I'm pretty sure I've asked this before, but can't seem to find the entry on it. Where the hell did it go? Was I dreaming, or was it just when I was responding to comments? Hmmmmmmmmm. Sigh, my memory is not what it used to be. Haha, not that I have much in here, well I do have much, muchofcrap.
Oh well, do you blog elsewhere? If so, whhhheere? Blogger? LiveJournal? Typepad? Multiply? Xanga? Wordpress? Where? Or do you just stick to the one here, or you just don't blog at all?
Okay, bye. Do drop by my blog if you want over at sueannajoe.blogspot.com.
Yeah, so if any of you remember, my past journals, rants, me complaining about how I terribly hate formal education. Well not hate, but it's just not for me. And my terrible case of procrastination.
I'm super old to be still going to college for just a diploma.
And, recently, I made a decision of quitting, called up my lecturers saying that I quit. Told my parents. And well, I almost did.
But then, there's just only this semester and the next left. Just a tadsy bit. It's just that well I don't know, I feel extremely unmotivated with my studies. Hah, and I always wanted to study to the highest level possible, MA, PhD? Like my dad, like my brothers. Yeah right, bite my arse.
From one university to another. From originally taking up degree I downgraded to diploma, and then it got worse and worse. And I wanted, and almost quit.
Here's the typical 'I know I'm not stupid' phrase. It's true, somewhat, at least I think so. Lol. I guess I'm just super lazy. And that's that. To some point I got depressed, and thought that I probably have adult ADHD, which now coming to think of it, I think is just bullshit. Just a cover up for laziness.
So, you know, I'm gonna get through this. Get this darn diploma. Paper isn't really all that important, especially in the creative industry, take `zemotion for example, and she's doing extremely well. Though, she seems more organized, and have a clear target in her life. She knows what she wants. She aims for it and bang! Must be all her rifle trainings. Hmm.
Hmm. As for me, at a whopping age of 26, I'm really a junkie minus the drugs. I don't have a college qualification, well at least I didn't drop outta high school. Ahaha. But yeah, almost everyone has a college degree these days.
However, I do get job offers here and there, even without formal qualification. I have appeared in some local mags, received awards, twice, but only minor ones, nothing big, been interviewed on television, locally. Nothing big, but well, it perhaps is a little something, but nothing to be super proud of. I mean, `zemotion well now that's something to be proud of, shes got like 3 awards for her photography from the British Professional Photography Awards. How cool is that?
I shouldn't really be comparing myself to others. I am my own. But until I graduate, I don't have much to be proud of. Only a little more to go, up till middle of next year. And only then, I can feel comfortable doing what I love most. And do it for a living.
That aside, I just ordered myself, a two new lenses, a 85mm 1.8 and a 50mm 1.4, all using the profit I get from my deviantart prints.
I'm planning to get a set of studio lights, and upgrade my camera. Interested in getting a 5D Mark II. But that would probably be end of this year or sometime next year.
It's been slightly over two years with my Canon 350D. It's a good enough camera no doubt, but I think it's about time I upgrade, besides I need to 'look' a bit more professional with clients. More convincing if I want to charge them high. Hahaha.
Recently also, I went to a studio lighting workshop, really need to start learning things. So much techy camera stuff I don't know. So yup, I'm really working on my camera knowledge. And I did get a few pointers here and there. And it definitely did inspire me to learn more, so much you can do with lighting.
I do prefer natural lighting, however natural light has its limits. And with these strobes and whatnot there is so much stuff you can do, it's amazing.
Also, I remember never wanting to do wedding photography, I just might. But mainly focusing on wedding portraiture and not the events so much. Plus it would be a good income for me.
That's all for now. It's been a while since I wrote entries like this here. Ah, I miss this place.