Sharing your brand via USB - Photographers

The crew at  usbmemorydirect.com emailed me and asked me if I'd like to try out their USB products, memory keys / fobs whatever you prefer call them. I've actually always wanted to but have never managed to get around to getting some made up for my website, gtvone.com, so I replied with a hearty 'yes please' 

Here's what the little fellas look like. 

Here's what the little fellas look like. 

There isn't really much to say about USB keys, they work, you store your images on them and hand them to your clients - They're a classy way to deliver, DVD is dead baby... (well, on my iMac it certainly is!) and you can easily and relatively cheaply order them branded up with your details on like mine. 

Little magnets keep the lid on. 

Little magnets keep the lid on. 

If I ordered a set, I'd most likely order the same style again, they're tactile and look good, the USB works just fine and you can order yours in multiple GB sizes. Heck, you could even have your own face printed on them... 

I have big hands, but they're not huge... 

I have big hands, but they're not huge... 

So, if you order prints from me, and it's more than about 5gb, you can expect one of these in your mailbox. Check out  https://www.usbmemorydirect.com/ if you're after getting some for yourself. 

---S

Sixteen - The packing dilemma

I don't know about you, but I always find that when I need to pack for a shoot or a trip or even just a day away that I over pack, then I think to myself "Just go simple, stop with all the gadgets already" then I strip out all the bits and pieces and end up with a laptop bag, then I think to myself - BUT WAIT! What if you see the best photograph in the world and you can't capture it? What if your iPhone just won't do? Then I re-pack and end up like this is well on its way to looking... 

Sixteen : Day Ten | September 24th, 2016

I do have a specific shot in mind for the Phantom, and I know I'll be annoyed if I can't capture at least some shots in water (Sony 4K ActionCam) ...then I thought "Just take the a7R2 with the 16-35... I ended up with the 90mm Macro (Also as it's the longest lens I have) and the 55mm f/1.8 because it's a fun lens and a great focal length... Anyways... 

Sixteen - Oh no you didn't!

When you really really need something to be working and it isn't... I'll be away from my desk for a few days and, during that time or any time I'm away from my desk, I rely heavily on my phone to run my business... So, of course, I'm helping one of the kids with his bike and it slips out of my pocket and lands flat on its face - I don't pick it up, i have that "something bad just happened" feeling... I was right... 

Sixteen : Day Nine | September 23rd, 2016

So bummed right now...

Sixteen - The road less travelled?

We make our choices, right? (No, straight...) Right! 

Sixteen : Day Eight | Thursday September 22nd, 2016

"Sixteen" is the focal length... I'm using the lovely Sony a7RMk2 with my Sony 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at 16mm... 16mm is a challenging focal length, it allows you to bend and stretch as you see fit - my feet aren't really that big. Honest.

I've included a snapshot of the 16mm factor, below, if you're interested. 

Sixteen - Given to fly

Maybe I'm obsessed with flight? 

Sixteen : Day Seven | Thursday September 21st, 2016

Today was a day of work, mostly, I was sorting out some bits and pieces in the office and had to lay out this lot... Drones, Quads, Trouble... Whatever you call them, I like them. I'm not great at flying them, for instance, I dropped that small green one into a large pot of water that was sitting on the sink - it lived. I made a work-day bet with myself, that, if I wanted to go to the kitchen for a coffee, I had to fly the small green one out of my office, through the house, under the chair in the lounge and into the kitchen to land on my espresso machine - it kinda worked once or twice. 

A fun departure, sometimes.