It’s the first day of British summertime today, the clocks have gone an hour forward, robbing me of a precious 60 minutes of sleep and upsetting my delicate body-clock. I still don’t understand, at 42 years old, why we have to adjust the clocks back and forward every year?Anyway, it’s been summer on the Isle of Man for a few days now, which is lucky, because the passenger side window of my car has been jammed open for the past 3 days – if this had happened two weeks ago I’d have frozen to death within 5 minutes of my daily commute.
I like the winter, I don’t know why, but I can always tease a better portrait out of a person in the winter. All my favourite portraits have been taken outside, in winter, I prefer the dull, muted colours and flat light that we tend to get on the Isle of Man. I’m going to make a concerted effort to do more summer location portraits this year. I’m off to the US to shoot a project at the end of the year, so I really need to get used to using bright sunlight.
I upgraded my iPhone 3Gs to the 4Gs this week, I’m a big fan of any gadget that includes a camera, but I was never really that impressed with the 2mp effort on the 3Gs. However, the 4Gs has an 8mp camera which is a lot more usable. If you take the original through a few apps, in this case Snapseed and Tilt-Shift, you can produce perfectly acceptable results.