Never Enough Room

In a camera bag that is.

My old camera bag was a waist pack type made by LowePro. It is a wonderful day bag but awkward for me. When it is worn comfortably behind I always feel like someone is going to grab something from it (or it) and run. I also have SlingShot 200 AW, it too has taken much abuse and has held together well. I can cram a lot of stuff into it and as advertised, just flip it around forward, unzip it and gain access to most of my gear.

You may have noticed a trend here? Yep, they keep getting bigger. As I stated in the title here, there never is enough room. Ummmm

Now that winter is here and some of us are going out at night I want to take along my SB800 and r200′s. Ugh oh – they will not fit. After leaving behind a lens or two, I decided to buy a backpack. Now, it is big, it can get heavy, but most, yep, most of my gear will fit into it. Oh my goodness how much junk are you going to haul about I ask myself. I have yet to find an answer.

I hope as I gain experience I will have a better idea of what to pack. So far I have been doing well but somehow not well enough. Now I am trying to stuff this big backpack with more stuff. I want to see if I can get everything into it. Why – I dunno just cause. I am suspecting this is close to impossible. I can get my lens, camera (two bodies if lens not attached), Db600, 2 sb200′s, one Su800, three conkin filters in case with P holder and rings, spare batteries for camera and flash, SD cards, snoot, gels, and a laptop. It even has some funky deal to attach a tripod too the pack. I suppose it would be an awesome deal if my tripod were not a big and heavy manfrotto.  Can I carry it? Yes. Is it comfortable – yes, when on my back with the waist belt hooked.  But movement is hindered way more than when using the SlingShot. But that is ok since I only will use it when going out using the flashes to play around at night or when taking a long trip.

Now you know I am a  camera bag collector LOL.

Zooomr and Kristopher Are Awesome

Yipee! I caught Kristopher from Zooomr on Zooomr TV. Logged onto the chat and within minuets Kristopher had the problem fixed PLUS no more OpenId now How COOL is that!!!

Coolness with a plus sign. How many companies can you chat live with the main dude? Way awesome.

Happy Camper here.

Kristopher Rocks!

Is Anyone Home at Zooomr?

I am not mad – yet. But, I am a bit irritated. I have used flickr photo sharing for a long time. With thousands of instant pro account members ( I am one) it is amazing that they can keep up with it all. Post a question in a group and you will receive answers. But as I have changed while riding my learning curve in photography – so have my interests. I no longer find it a thrill to get an award on a photo from some nice person who liked it but a dilemma. Should I do the polite thing and go to the award site where more than than likely I will be required to comment on a set number of others photos? Or, should I just thank the person for their comment and comment on one of their photos?

I signed up on the Zooomr site awhile back and have watched as Christopher and Thomas have taken it further than many naysayers thought they could. I like it when people succeed. I thought about it last night and decided that I would get a pro account at Zooomr and use their site more. They have some great features now and more promised in the future that I like.

Now here is the part where I blew it apparently, when I first signed up on Zooomr I did so using the OpenId method. I immediately wished I had not. Typing out http…name openid com etc and a password takes more time than just using a user name and password. Since at the moment there is no way to change the openid login to a user name type I just dealt with it. The next thing is that I have avoided using paypal believe it or not up until last night. I bit the bullet and used their service to pay for a pro account at Zooomr.

Everything went well until I went to log on to Zooomr. The PayPal worked, the open id worked, but the one thing I actually liked in this whole deal – Zooomr did not! I can not login to Zooomr anymore. Here is what I get: Uh-Oh, verification has failed. Please try again – and There was a failure in talking with your OpenID Provider. Ok, I can login to my openid account and it shows that it is authorizing zooomr emmmm …….. I am doing same thing I have done in the past with different results.

If you do a search on zooomr ( and I did) for kmilyun under people you will find two kmilyun’s one that is pro and one that is not. The first shows a message that I have not updated? and the second, the pro account has my pictures there.

I finally created another account just to be able to request help on the zooomr help board – so far not a single answer – I know come on kmilyun it has only been a bit over eight hours since you created another account and asked for help! I sent an email to the listed email support addy to.

So, since I have nothing better to do I am watching and waiting to see how long it will take before I have an answer and better yet a solution. If anyone sees this I would be happy with my nickname kmilyun and a password by passing the whole openid id thing. I would be really, really, happy if I could use the pro service I paid for ( albeit not much) the same way I used the free account.

Is anyone home at zooomr? I sure hope so.