©2012 Lane Orsak. "Kirk at Work."
A little over a month ago, June 9th to be exact, we reached what I thought was a fun milestone: The VisualScienceLab blog had just clocked its 6 millionth pageview. It took a while to get there. Almost four years. Well, pageviews fly when you're having fun; VSL will celebrate the 7 millionth pageview today!
I thought I'd take a second to reaffirm what VSL is all about. I've been involved in photo education and in the business of commercial and advertising photography for a long time. I've seen trends come and go. I've seen "truths" about the market and about gear be embraced and discarded over and over again. But for most of us the love of a good image endures.
VSL is my medium for discussing the trends and gear that affect us right now. Today. Most of the time the essays and ensuing discussions can be good, clean fun. Sometimes we'll have honest differences and perceptions (and that's what the "Comments" are for...) but most of the time we'll discuss the relevant (to me) issues of the day, speak the truth about doing this nutty artform for a living, and occasionally wade into the raucous swamp of the hobby's craziness.
I have made a lot of good virtual and real friends along the way and I hope to keep up the conversation with you (or, in Texas, "y'all") for some time to come.
If you haven't signed up as a "follower" you might consider it. It doesn't affect anything other than my ego. No junk mail from me will follow. But it lets me know that you appreciate the time and energy it takes to write and share.
I'd love to read more comments (even if I disagree with them) so sharpen your virtual pencils and let it fly. Thank you very much for reading. Thank you for clicking on the Amazon links when you feel the lure of good gear calling your name. It doesn't cost you more and it earns me a small commission which I generally use to buy more gear to play with and review.
Whether you shoot film or digital or both or even with (gulp) your phone I am happy you are here. Unless you're a jerk. And then all bets are off.