Yet again I have been overly busy with all sorts of things lately (read work). However that hasn't stopped me from taking a few shots. Those who do follow me on Flickr, or even those that just glance over my stream every once in a while, will know that I have been uploading a few photos every so often. Posting to a blog takes time (effort, blood, sweat, tears... you get the idea) and Flickr is sometimes just quicker. However I think I need to get into the habit of coming over here and posting a few shots a bit more often!
On one of my more recent shots (Falling (fake) Rose) I made sure to take a setup shot to post to my blog for others to see. Which can be viewed HERE. I will be doing more of these in the near future as I find its a HUGE help to see how over photographers set up there shots. A lot of the time you'd be surprised at how some of the shots are set up - paper cones used for snoots, plastic bits for gobo's and all sorts of DIY methods that are far cheaper than a lot of the commercial grade stuff (I plan to make myself a DIY beauty dish someday!)
Something that I'm quite looking forward to this year is my camera upgrade. I started up a quick post on a local forum about it and before you know it, I had been semi converted to Nikon. A lot of people I know have all said to me that it was about time I saw the light. To be honest I don't know why I really chose Canon in the first place.
Back to the point. I have been doing some quick calculations and by the end of this year I should be able to afford a new D7100 with a 50mm 1.8G and maybe even some BlackRapid awesomeness. More on that closer to the time.
One thing that will be arriving fairly soon is my new backpack to accommodate all the new toys as well as future toys. I originally wanted the Lowepro Fastpack 350 but I found something slightly better. It is the Lowepro DSLR video Fastpack 350 AW. The differences are slight but they are big ones, well at least for me. The DSLR video has the addition of a tripod holster as well as the All Weather jacket that some of the higher end Lowepro bags have. Definitely a big plus.
Lastly, I FINALLY got myself a pack of the infamous Rosco Strobist flash gels. My word are those little pieces of plastic fun to play with! If your in South Africa and are trying to get a pack or two cheap I found a guy on BidorBuy who sells them (link). At the time of writing they were going for R90 which is a lot better than the R300+ I have seen around here.
More things to come soon. Tomorrow I should be off to play with a D600 :D
Should probably get to bed :/