So I met another Saskatoon photog who has the magic skills of web design. We were talking about sites (I was asking who made his) and in ten minutes he had something together that was better than what I could do in a week. He also pointed me in the direction of a pretty sweet template company. I fired off an e-mail to get the low-down and assuming that they are as easy to they claim to edit, I should have a new site up and running in a week or so. Keep an eye out for the all new www.vancelester.com
So I am getting through some of the backlog of images from China. It is bringing back lots of good memories. I’ve really been thinking about getting back to that place.
Something else that going through all of this film has done is make me love film even more. The whole process is just something that I love. I love finding film that I shot a while ago and have just developed. Screw this instant digital crap. I like to leave my film around undeveloped for months. Then when you do get around to developing it, it’s like Christmas.
So I picked up a scanner that can scan film. That means that I can now take care of the back-log of film that I shot in China. Today was dedicated to that task. I am at 12 hours and it feels like I haven’t made a dent in it. At the rate that I am going, it could take a while. After I get it scanned, I still have to do some basic editing. Thank god for Photoshop scripting.
Speaking of China. I really can’t wait to make it back there. Going through these pictures really made me appreciate my time there. Hangzhou was pretty much true to it’s slogan of “Heaven on Earth”. Some of my days spent eating Bao Zi and Zong Zi while drinking coffee by the lake were epic.
So once I get all the photos scanned, look for a multimedia thing as well as a bunch of stand-alone images. All I have to say is that it is about time!