Other than that, it's a time to rest from wedding photography which will fire up soon and develop the skills a little.
One of the highlights was shooting the Kylie Minogue concert for a magazine a few weeks back. There were some interesting characters there that's for sure! But it was quite fun and a great experience.
What's coming up??
For the last 9 years I have been doing a lot of personal writing on the side. I have had a huge project on my mind and I am wanting to combine the writing with a photographic story for an exhibition and eventually a book.
Photography is an art for me before a business, but often we can focus on keeping clients happy that we can lose some artistic flare. I want my creativity to be the element that not only points to my work but also greater things than photography.
I want my work and life to express things and to reveal things.
But also to change things.
My other desire is to start seminars in schools next year, maybe even throughout the country, to use photography as a tool in explaining about image. How you see yourself (your image) will be what you reflect in your life.
One thing I do better than photography is public speaking. I want to inspire people to have a good image of themselves, what better way than to use photography as the medium? Because who doesn't love photography?
So this months blog is less about what I've done and more about what I'm going to do. It's time to start looking forward. Life is too short to look back or look at everyone else's lane. I want my work to have meaning- this was the whole reason why I started my business in the first place!
I think that's why I love photographing people over anything else these days- especially weddings and anything else that people will value for years to come.