Waiting for my tablet….
No, it’s not some kind of prescription medication addiction – I’m talking graphics tablet!
Thanks to GE’s Long Service Award, I treated myself to a Wacom Bamboo Fun Graphics Tablet. Why did I buy one? Well, I’ve had one before, and used it mainly for sketching out diagrams (rather than spend my day in Visio-Land), and at that time my photography skills didn’t exactly warrant the use of a tablet.
But NOW that my photography skills are improving, coupled with the hundreds of DSLR magazines I’ve accumulated showing me how to improve my photos – I think it’s time I became reaquainted with the tablet. My old one has since lost its stylus (typically), and so I had no choice but to buy another one ;-) I have a ton of photos waiting to be uploaded to Flickr from my recent narrowboat holiday. I’m holding back so that I can test out the tablet, and see if it really makes much difference.
Finally – one of the FIRST things I’m going to do is create a series of graphical banners for this site! I have a picture in mind for each different subject area (Home Page, Photography, Technology, Integration and Cool Stuff). All bar the Home Page will be photography – but I really need the tablet to draw what I want for the Home Page. The signature picture for Pangalactica: A slice of lemon wrapped around a gold brick – as described by the marvelous Mr Adams.
I’ll post again once I’ve received it, and had a chance to road-test it. I’ll try and post in the style of Clarkson. Maybe. Possibly…