Okay, so in all actuality, ‘my’ last post was actually by my friend, Blake, who is putting my website together. A test run so to speak. Through the process of assessing what is to come next for me and my business (since there’s really no where to go but up) I have come to a number of realizations. There have been a number of learning experiences that I hope I am learning from; after all, it is why they call them a learning experience. (Look at me trying to put in the correct punctuation!) What brought me to put a bunch of potentially redundant words to writing? Editing. I was editing some photos from Mabyn Ludke’s “education for the upcoming photog” workshop and found that most of my pictures that I ‘thought’ I captured really failed due to a wrong setting.. or three. But. That’s why it is a learning experience. I was able to dabble with settings I hadn’t been brave enough to dabble with up until that workshop. Now, I am coming to be more familiar and somewhat comfortable to determine what setting I’ll need for certain light, mood, etc. Yay! But I’m FAR from that of my favorite photog and friend Mabyn Ludke. (This blog is quickly becoming a homage to my friend!) Oh dear..
I’ve decided that since everyday is a learning experience, every Sunday I’m going to blog on what I learned from the week. (I may fail epically, but I’ll give it a shot.) Since I didn’t keep a daily track this week, I’ll just blurt somethings off the top of my head.
1. What’s in my head doesn’t always come out the way I want on camera, or canvas.
2. Hand shake deals really don’t mean anything this day and age.
3. That said, contracts, contracts, contracts.
4. I’m some what critical of others’ work due to my own personal style & eye. I probably should get that under control.
5. I have A LOT to learn about my camera.
6. I have A LOT to learn with photoshop.
7. I successfully potted some plants in front of my house. I’m more and more domestic everyday
8. That said, I think I have my own potato salad recipe- still tweaking it.
9. There’s a huge difference between helping someone, and enabling a lifestyle.
10. That said, there’s only so much you can do, you still have to count the cost so you don’t put your own self out or get burned out.
11. One can accumulate a lot of junk- Spring cleaning is awesome!!
12. I have a HUGE wish list of Lenses, camera bodies, flashes, lights, etc.
13. I need clients.
That’s all for now. The rest of the workshop will be up on the blog sometime this week.