I was supposed to go to a baby shower today. Unfortunately when I woke up this morning (at 5am... b/c D decided that was an appropriate time to start the day) I kinda knew I just wasn't feeling it. Both Zach and I were pretty exhausted, it's been a long week, and the thought of going into town with D and only being able to stay for an hour or 2 max before he started getting cranky and needing a nap, and then having to come back... well, I got lazy. I kinda feel bad, but it was also a nice day to get to just hang out and enjoy a Sunday at home, together.
I've been spending a lot of time online reading up on different photography... stuff. Watching GIMP editing tutorials on youtube, reading up on techniques and software, etc in various forums (I've been particularly obsessed with this flickr group's discussion threads), lusting after lenses we'd love to buy... it goes on. Strangely I haven't spent that much time actually working with many images the past few days, but I figure I'm laying some groundwork. It's tough getting to it in short snatches of time, when I get a few minutes here and there to look something up, but that's life at the moment (hah, "moment," as if that's gonna change anytime soon...). Interestingly enough, though, I've done enough playing around with GIMP so that when I did open up Picasa2 earlier today to touch something up I already felt limited by it. Progress? ; )
I've been playing around with the idea of opening up an etsy shop to sell notecards with my photos on them, and maybe even trying to sell some actual prints. Don't know if it would actually go anywhere, but might be kinda fun to try. Debating on the actual logistics of it all still (buy paper for notecards and stick prints on them? Order photocards from a site and sell those? Does that even count as "homemade" anymore, even if it's my photography? And of course name, pricing, styles, when to actually make any of this stuff, etc etc etc). Of course the budding environmentalist in me is saying, "why do you want to sell paper and things that will just create more trash??" Not quite sure what to do with that yet. Of course then there's the whole aspect of looking around at so many of our friends who all have the same (or better) equipment I do and take incredible pictures, and why do I think I have what it takes to make people want to buy my stuff? But I guess if I never try then I'll never know.