Phoblography 3

Having had only one paid job last year and one booked for this year (so far), I’m still motivated, I’m lucky enough to have a full time job that doesn’t rely on getting clients booking me, which is quite good given that my marketing techniques are about as effective as a paper hose in a fire. I’m a great believer in what’s for you won’t go by you and if I’m destined for full time photography it will come in it’s own time and I’ll enjoy every step. It wasn’t hard to notice that the date of my last blog was 2 days before ‘the fire’ which tried, and failed, to claim my own life. We had an incident at my main job which took up all of my time for the best part of 3 months and even now we are still playing catch up, thankfully there were no fatalities or casualties (a testament to an amazing staff group) and we managed to minimise disruption as much as possible, taking photographs was the furthest thing from my mind though so I have now taken time to review my price packages and am looking forward to honing my skills as much as I can, I’ve still been out and about and taken many shots to be proud of and, of course, I’m still feeling lucky to be alive.
Marketing seems to be the elusive part of my plan, I’m not the best photographer out there but I’m not the worst either and potential clients can always be assured they will get the best of me on whichever project they hire me for, I just need to figure out how to let them know I’m here 😊 there’s a lot of good opportunities out there so I’ll concentrate on how to get involved and let my name be known, I offered to do an Anti Bullying shoot in November, a local model wanted to give people of all ages the chance to unite and stand up against bullying so I got involved because it was something I’d never done before, there was also a hairdresser and make up artist on site to ensure everyone looked their best, it was a great experience and taught me a lot about portrait photography. I have in mind a list of things I’m aiming to add to my equipment this year but most of all I’m concentrating on the things money can’t buy like dedication, commitment, professionalism and reputation.

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