On the other side of this is the fact that while my "new" [previously owned] Sigma SD-15 is capable of producing highly detailed JPEG images from its RAW files, the pool of willing models seems to have dried up to only those who feel that they should be paid top model prices [which, by the way, are very high from my point of view - top model wages average out to about $9000 an hour]. I have said on numerous occasions the at I am not independently wealthy [I could barely fit upgrading my used camera into my budget] , my bank account drops to zero or below every month, and with the push to level the minimum wage to $15/hr that means nearly everybody will make more money than I do now and employers will cut their staff in order to comply.
In any event, the only new photos that I have taken are of flowers, various items around my home, and items for sale at my place of employment [this latter is how I'm barely keeping a roof over my head]. It can challenging and somewhat satisfying, but those moments are very few and far between because of all the other things that I must do before I can even touch my camera [and even then] I can perform the task, but my heart's just not in it.
The point of this rant [?] is that until I can get together with subjects that can and are willing to help me create some new works, can afford to replace a scanner for my old negatives, I won't be posting much more than flowers and chairs for a while.
One positive: the price of my internet connection has remained at the same level it was when I got it while everything else around it has skyrocketed.