Well, the plan for today was to pick up our RV trailer in Southern California and to begin driving toward Nevada / Utah for a few weeks of photography. But, on Monday we cancelled our airline reservations so that we could spend more time getting caught up in the office.
Before I go any further – don’t feel sorry for us, we do still plan on flying to Hawaii for a few weeks later this month. We have had numerous photo request for Hawaii images over the years, and have never photographed that beautiful state, so it will be fun filling this void in our coverage!
But, it is still weird not heading somewhere in the Western U.S. I think for at least 12 years or more, we have always gone somewhere out West during September / October, whether is was Yellowstone, Moab or Zion. Frankly, this is such a wonderful time of year down there – and the perfect weather is a nice escape from the rain we tend to receive here in Alaska this time of year.
But, our business continues to evolve as we diversify. Part of the diversification is into video – 3D and straight HD. In fact, a major motion agency, Corbis has agreed to market my HD clips, and two other video agencies have agreed to market my 3D clips. Getting up to speed on video has been some learning process and taken a bit longer then I expected. I must admit, I have really enjoyed the new challenge, and the creative options offered with video have been enlightening to say the least. So getting my new footage off to these agencies has now become a priority, along with getting our new stills from this summer off to market – this seemed more important then capturing more images right now.
So, for the next month expect more Alaska images here on the blog – and maybe I’ll have time to get back to writing some more in-depth posts. Then, start watching for some Hawaii coverage – that should be some contrast!