Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Things Returning
Tuesday is here again, how quickly it comes around. Things have been happening here, though perhaps I’m still going out and taking too many photos. I know, I can’t help it, but I also have to think it is a good thing, I do need to take photos, but I also need to speed time at home. I know I keep saying this, and I am getting better. Anyway, let’s see what else has been happening.
Tamron Sp 150-600mm Lens
I knew it was going to happen eventually, then again, I was hoping Maxwell International Australia might forget that I had the lens, but it seems they have decided they do need it back. I was gutted when I heard that. I have been very lucky and got to use it for a while and I’m fairly certain that my next lens will be this one.
I have loved having it and using it. It has been great for the birds, not only those around me but in other places as well. The Melbourne Zoo was a brilliant place to try it out. The images I got from there were amazing, I was so happy with them.
So in memory of the lens I thought I would show you a selection of some of the photos that I have taken with the lens.
Travelling to the USA
I haven’t spoken about my trip for a while, but I assure you, as far as I know, it is still on. I think I will be arriving around the first of September. Plans are underway and I have started looking at getting some sponsorship for my trip. Maxwell International Australia have said they will lend me some Tamron lenses for the trip, which is great. It will be nice to see how they are on my trip. I’m hoping to get the 15-30mm and the 28-300mm, which I hear is a great travel lens. I will be well covered with both of those.
I did send an email to Nikon, but haven’t heard anything back from them as yet. I wondered if they would lend me a camera, maybe something like the D750. Then today I started thinking about a tripod, and wandered if maybe I could get a travel tripod from someone. Would be nice to get a lend of some gear for the trip. Time will tell what happens.
I’ve received the first article for the magazine, and it seems the putting together of it all is about to start happening. It is exciting. I’ve been talking to lots of people and getting lots of ideas from them and they’ve been giving me lots of things to think about. I’m a bit worried I’ve got myself in over my head, but I’m happy to go with the flow, see what happens.
Hopefully things are still on track for the end of June.
I’ve started trying to work out how people can pay for it and download it at the same time. I also need to work out how I can do subscriptions for people, though I don’t want to offer subscriptions until we know how the magazine will go.
One on One Photography Sessions
I’ve been getting more requests from people to do them which has been great. It is nice to do them. They have been happening in lots of interesting places. I get to take photos in some great spots and the zoo is working out to be a great place for them.
Well, I’ve been struggling to work out what to do with them. People sign up and don’t show up. If I charge money no one signs up, so I’m starting to wonder if it is time to give up on them. The other option is to charge a small amount, like $20 and just have them once a month. I might do that, but I am only going to do them for one more term and if the results are like they are now, I am not going to continue doing them. So I will know soon.
I’m going to leave it there for today. I hope you enjoy the gallery of images taken the Tamron 150-600mm lens.