Focus on auto-focus

Having finally found the time (and good weather) to do my proper photoshoot of my subject Meg, I thought that my project would be at the 75% mark: get the photos that I want, then it’s off to creation.

I had a whole list of photos that I wanted based on the rough scripts that I’d outlined for the different strips that I wanted. I’d purposefully written them simple and repetitive, using poses that I’ve seen Meg do before.

On the day, I brought my 50mm prime lens. They have manual focus only. I’d been predominantly using this lens for all my previous photos, including the photo project that I’d uploaded earlier.

I also have shortsightedness, and can’t take photos with my glasses on.

What I’m building towards is that, for my first photoshoot, 70% of the images were nearly unusable because they were out of focus.

Nonetheless, I did manage to get some gems. which are usable:

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So the next time, I brought along my 18-55mm, and was able to use its autofocus to take many better photos.

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The only issue is, I hardly managed to get any of the photos that I’d planned for, meaning that most of the scripts that I’d written are entirely un-executable.

This leaves me with a conundrum, which I think I can solve rather easily.

Most of the photos that I took are still natural poses for dogs, so now it becomes a fact of writing a script around the material that I’d procured. Perhaps this should have been my plan from the very start, which would have freed me up to many more photos during the photoshoot.

In the next few days I’ll create a mock up of one of them comics, based on the first image that I uploaded. I’ll also attempt to create it with my publishing format in mind – Tumblr and Medium – to see and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Here, have another Meg:

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Alex.

I Have Been Made New

[Meteor Shower – Owl City]

3 new chapters published! I’d actually written Chapters 8 and 9 back in September/October, when I should have been writing my university essays. I wrote half of Chapter 10, but in the past few days I reworked most of it. I wanted to publish all three chapters in one go (and you’ll see why once you’ve read them).

I’m sorry about the delay though! Chapter 11 might be a while, or it might not be, if I get struck by inspiration tomorrow.

Alex.

I even locked myself up…

Sneaks, you  better be bloody pleased!

Chapter 3 of my newly re-titled “Writing Project” is up. It’s no longer summer, so duh.

I’m pushing to get Chapter 4 out today as well, but that’s probably not going to happen. I want to actually write goot, not just fanfic crap.

I got heaps of hits yesterday because of the George Clooney thing. I felt bad because I wasn’t ACTUALLY writing about anything interesting, just what I did. But kudos to the people who shared their ideas! I loved the George Clooney sleeps with 500-600 male bees one.

I even got linked to this thing called Stumbleupon. And if you google “George Clooney GAT prank” my blog is the third.

Ah, attention from strangers, lovely.

To sum up, Chapter 3 is up. Yes, there might have been some influences from ITLOW…

Alex.

Another another disclaimer

Sneaks was sort of hinting at it so I’ve decided to officially announce that:

Yes, Chapter 3 is coming! I have a week off next week during which I can tap out the rest of Chapter 3. Chapter 4 should follow soon after seeing as I’ve done half of both. (Don’t ask why I did that).

Also, it’s occured to me that on Facebook only the first part of my blog is shown on my profile page. Unfortunately the previous one cut off at “…the perpetual gayness that is Bel and Julia…” and didn’t show my repeated assertations that they’re not gay. So whoever read that small intro would’ve gotten a really wrong idea. From now on I’ll be careful to write a teaser/summary in the first few lines, and then get into it.

By the way, they don’t like the name Julinda. I thought it was awesome. Apparently a lot of people don’t like it.

Some humor just go by unnoticed.

Alex.

4000 and Update

I’ve got 4000 hits (that was fast) and I’m feeling rather good about  myself. Also, I updated and put up the 2nd chapter of the summer project. Clearly, I need  a name for the damned story.

I will be going out tomorrow, and I don’t know when I’ll come home (but most likely before the day after, is what I meant) so I might not blog tomorrow. Oh but I’m sure that’ll be okay because there are people who, for some reason, loads my entire blog on several pages and takes a whole day to read all of it. I mean, it makes me feel all popular but you’re wasting your time. And you know who you are.

De Fluffe, Out.

P.S. To all my readers, though, thank you.