Wednesday, 27 October 2010

You know things are slow when..................

You know things are slow when the model agencies start ringing touting for work. I've not had a job that has required models since February, okay that's not true, I've had jobs that required models but I've been forced to use employees at companies I've been working at instead. This always means more work for me, using an agency model is so much easier, they take direction well and they want to be there being photographed, that cannot be said for company employees who tend to want to be anywhere but in front of a camera. The final shot is always going to be affected and all for the sake of saving money.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Calumet................................. Downsizing!

So I got a letter from Calumet Photographic late last week, attached was a £10 voucher to spend at the Manchester branch and only the Manchester branch. So I then read the letter, discovering that the Liverpool branch is to close at the end of the year, literally the end of the year 31st December. I think it's sad that they're closing the Brunswick Business Park store, for me it's far easier to get to than taking a trip down the M56 to Manchester, a trip that has taken me anything up to 3 hours to get there and back. Okay I can bitch and moan about it but that's not going to change anything. Everyone is downsizing in one way or another these days, governments, companies, households, everybody is changing the way they spend money so I guess I've got to go with the flow. Now what can I get for £10 at Calumet?