Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bitter Sweet Pt 2

The bitter...

Bitter Sweet

I did 2 shoots today - 1 was a product shoot, then the second was on the runway.  I was quite happy with the product shots, not as happy with the runway shots.

The Sweet...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

In the Zone

We all work to get into the zone.  That area where things are flowing and working well for us.  It's where we're comfortable and where we're having fun.  But could the zone be the comfort zone.  We're safe here, things work, we don't push boundaries.  Now, we need to have this bit of comfort and safety - especially when we work for ourselves.  We need to be sure that we are meeting clients needs and getting the work, but we also need to step outside of that comfort zone.  Without pushing out of the comfort zone we don't challenge ourselves.  We need to get outside of our comfort zone.  It's where we grow, both personally and professionally.  

I'm going to be working on getting out there, getting out of my comfort zone and seeing what happens.

Monday, January 19, 2009

I Challenge You!

This being the eve of one of those events that will change the world, I figured this would be a good time to present this project to the world.  I am trying to get others to reply in kind to this picture.  I am looking for people to take a self portrait with a word written somewhere visible on them that is meaning something to them.  I don't care if this is shot with a Hassiblad or a web cam, use what you have.  When done, I ask that the image be forwarded to me.  All replies will be collected and showcased online - everyone being given credit for their image. 

I chose the word "Change".  I believe 2009 is going to be a special year bringing about some big changes.  I think that the world will be a very different place by the end of this year and I'm excited to see what that will be.  I'm also hoping to bring about some change within my own life, but I'm not letting that cat out of the bag quite yet.

I'm excited to see everyone else's reply!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Here and Now

Sometimes it's beneficial to do your photo editing in a coffee shop.  I edit using Lightroom and Photoshop and do my major work using a wacom tablet.  This is enough to draw attention from most passer-bys.  For the most part, people will just take a glance over my shoulder as a paint skin smooth or occasionally ask me about what it is I'm doing.  Other times people take notice of the big camera on the table and the subject matter that I'm retouching - and ask about what kind of work I do.  The second type are the exciting type, cause these are the people who start to become contacts, who realize the importance of a photographer.  They are usually also part of the start up business world too - as we're all sharing our communal coffee shop office.