I've been shooting a lot of film lately for class. Not only does this mean that my photographic process is very different (and less prolific), I am horrible at remembering to scan the prints I do make. Thus, it seems like I have fallen off the face of earth, while in reality, I am shooting my ass off. The good news is, I am beginning to get more requests for portraits and I've got my first corporate gig coming up this week. I'm scared to death, but I'm trying not to think about it too much, beyond the necessary prep.
But back to the portraits. I did my first maternity shoot about a month ago (yes, I am way behind in posting!) and got all the proofs done in about 3 weeks (only a week later than I said I would! Also, I told her I would wait to post anything until she had a chance to look at them first - it's only fair.). Working full-time and going to school part-time tends to make my time-lines a little drawn out. (Speaking of work, my job as I know it will be ending in 2 weeks - the last Thursday of April. While I'm more than a little nervous, I should get a decent severance package that should help keep me afloat for a bit. I'm trying to hold out for something decent in the photographic field (what better time to jump the career ship but now??) but as time goes by, my field is starting to broaden a bit. As long as I don't settle back into the admin world solely for the paycheck, I'll be happy.)
I did the shoot as a bridal shower gift for my friend. Although I was only able to use one lens and limited backdrops, I think this first session went well.
So, I'm hoping with my upcoming free time, I'll be able to get more photo-time. Also? It's incentive to get my act together (business-wise) and maybe put off the inevitable return to cubicle-land.