stairs of knowledge

stairs of knowledge

At the university I got exited by the shadows on the ceiling above stairs. I spent half of my lunch break waiting for peeps to walk on the right spot. Sometimes point and shoot technique is not good enough, and one really has to put some effort to get the right moment captured. And yet there is also a lot of luck or  more likely coincidence involved. If standing long enough in a crowded room, there will come moments when peeps form groups interesting enough.

On this post I also test what is the difference between WordPress “normal” and “picture” formats.

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time to shred

shredding time
I joined the Ipernity Club. I found that almost too easy to use, and lightweight at least on PC.

And on this picture you see how many bags of shred paper one gets when getting rid of old bills and documents stored for years. My dear wife did almost a full day job going through all that stuff.

Pay or die

I have considered my options to continue on social media after MyOpera community closes. I have already payed several euros per year for serola.info domain name and server space I hardly use at all. Now I consider paying that and little extra for WordPress.com, and let them host my blog. That would at least solve two of my problems. The question is: Do I really write on blogs often enough? In other words, is it worth to pay for?

Then the other problem is what to do with Shoot & Tell photography group? In the middle of most busy time of the year, me and my friends would need to figure out where (if anywhere) we should reopen the group, and hopefully make our members to follow us.

We have considered Flickr, Google+, WordPress.com, Ipernity, ShutterChance and DeviantArt but there simply does not seem to be a place like MyOpera has been. Flickr and Google+ are too bloated, full of all kinds of unwanted features, and are just not suitable for publishing photo diaries shared by group. WordPress.com is way too complex for group members, and their free account does not provide enough space. Ipernity has way too strict terms of use for free accounts. ShutterChance does not seem to have groups at all. And DeviantArt is just too full of advertisements.

I personally feel myself rather exhausted and desperate. I don’t know what else to do? Or what other stones to kick around in hope of finding something new. With money one would of course get almost anything done, but that is unfortunately not an option.

therapeutic photography

therapeutic photography by serola
therapeutic photography, a photo by serola on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Previously I discovered a concept of ‘photo therapy’. Then I found a better one for amateur photographers, and that is ‘therapeutic photography‘, which is something like: ".. the purpose of these projects range from personal growth and insight, creative artistic statement, increased personal and social agency, as a catalyst for political or social change or community-strengthening."