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It costs How Much???? In L.A …. ???

Yeeeeks!

I’ve been slowly planning my trip to L.A for next year.. a bit of a holiday and a bit of work also..

Doing the usual.. looking at what’s on.. travel .. accommodation.. places to go to and things to see and do, and I’ve come to this conclusion about it all….

Holy hell .. L.A is ridiculously expensive.

How do people ever survive there ?

For the sake of context .. as of this blog post .. currency conversion is about NZD$1.68 to USD$1.00 .. yea.. that’s a big ouch. .. for me to buy say USD$1000.00 would cost me near on NZD$1500-1600 .. and that’s probably not including whatever fees the banks would want to charge…

So far, with what I’ve seen, the cheapest part of the trip would be the airline tickets .. then rental car …

Things like hotels or AirBnB is hellishly over priced. I know that food is ok as you don’t have to eat like a rock star… but coffee.. omg I’ve seen some prices like UDS$5 for a coffee.. and I know they don’t do good coffee there… we are so luckily here in NZ.

However… work wise.. I’m trying to plan a few photo shoots … and that’s an eye opener in its self..

Apparently L.A is strongly union controlled so contents and permits are generally required .. makes sense I guess… where as back home you can generally shoot .. of course the fact that my shooting genre includes nudity of the human form.. that makes it more complicated again.

I’ve been advised that leaving the L.A city limits is advisable .. but L.A is a very big place and traffic would play a part in substantial delays no doubt.

As yet I’ve not looked into studio hire rates.. mostly cause I don’t like shooting indoors anyway..

I’m going to research San Francisco also.. see if that city has similar issues or not. .. or maybe I just see if I can get a AirBnB a bit away from the city.. maybe that will be more affordable.. which kinda sucks cause the few models I really want to shoot with are in L.A .

If anyone has any advise or knows of reasonable accommodation and places I could shoot art-nudes .. then I’d love to hear from you 😁

Anyways .. enough of the ranting .. I need to get on the road again…

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BBC News: Honolulu bans texting while crossing streets in bid to curb injuries

Honolulu bans texting while crossing streets in bid to curb injuries – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40765087

I have seen some funny stuff in time but this.. is actually a smart move. Can t be a Trump idea, likely why it’s smart. 

 With the ever encroaching tech addiction that seems to freely take over what little common sense people might have had, we see more videos of pothole finders, poll grinders and car slammers.. heh oh well.. 

Raise your glasses to the end of the world as we knew it.. and drink wine ???? No that didn’t sound right. 

EAT MORE BACON.  😍
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BBC News: Driving test: Learners must be able to use sat navs


Driving test: Learners must be able to use sat navs – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39594852

OK this I find truly amusing… driving tests now to include using a Nav… 

All I can possibly put this down to is a new generation of people who, can’t read a map, can’t read, have no sense , enjoy being told what to do ( sounds like government control ) without the need for thinking. .. or obviously people who just have not ever played a decent game of DnD.

Lunch time. 🙂 

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BBC News: YouTube channels need 10,000 views for adverts


YouTube channels need 10,000 views for adverts – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39527043

For a while now i have been pondering upon what to do with my YouTube channel … As much as i do enjoy making videos, they are time consuming to do..and increasingly more annoying trying to adhere to YouTube ever changing requirements and rules for content. 

There have been many a YT personality express there irritation at what’s going on with YT and how YT appears to be consistently making it harder and harder to remain with them at any worthwhile level when it comes to revenue, which a lot of the bigger YT names rely on as their income while making YT content full time.

For me as a  simple casual content creator who doesn’t even have 100 subscribers ( lol ) income isn’t an issue as I have full time employment already and this forthr most part a fun hobby and a means to create a living memory for myself and whomever may be interested. 

I keep my content trimmed of any of my photo shoots and other events as YT would likely close my little channel down for some petty rule about showing to much skin lol.  … not me… my models… lol believe me no one wants to see my skin.. it just ain’t pretty hahaha 🙂

But anyway…. I’ve been holding back on making more content and looking around at what might be available … thus far only Vimeo looks viable .. 

Still through .. how far should I take it..After all its just a hobby .. 

Should I include behind the scenes photo shoot stuff ? Should I do more road trips and adventure ? … maybe I should drop that media format all together and just just platforms like Instagram, tumblr and twitter. .. none of which gain me any decent exposure anyway.. I.guess maybe other than Instagram .. who knows lol.

It’s all food for thought. . And I’ve thought about it  and now I’m eating the food lol 

Happy weekend everyone 🙂
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BBC News: British troops given guide to Estonian strip clubs

British troops given guide to Estonian strip clubs – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-38972213

With the current state of Korea v Japan etc in respect to so called “comfort woman” during the wars … This stands there screaming out loud of British inability to stop acting like idiots … well I’m being so tactful right now.. but.. really? What will we see in 50 years .. Eastonian governments accusing the UK of the same thing that Korea accuses Japan of now ?

Wow.. so glad all I do is photograph natural people *cough* lol 🙂 

Meh.. who cares. 

BBC News: Bill Gates: We are vulnerable to flu epidemic in next decade

Bill Gates: We are vulnerable to flu epidemic in next decade – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-38330823

Bill Gates is so full of shit.. His foundation funds Monsanto GMO research.. He believes in making a “vaccine” to stop countries breading. . He even admits it in a videoed interview .. saying his dad was of a similar mindset that world population control was his top agenda …. 

The guy is a nut job.  Does the world really want someone like him in a position of power ? 

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