Cross your fingers... I've decided to work towards a year ( or 3 seasons rather ) of seriously building a diverse portfolio... not to "go pro" or something, just to push myself outside my comfort zone, to challenge myself, to become better at taking charge of my photography, to learn to shoot a wide range of subjects.
I have had a lot of people approach me or pass messages on about shoots, and I would really like to spread my wings in a safe way. I don't want to take on too much, more than I can handle or than I am comfortable with. I would like to do 2 sessions a month. I still want to be mostly a Momma.
I want to shoot ALL natural light, and on location, I want to get a feel for seniors, couples, newborns, families, everything. This year is one that could be pivotal, but if I don't jump in with both feet I will never do it, I will stay in my little box, comfortable, but never pushing beyond mediocre.
Thank you Maegan, your blog earlier really convinced me to go ahead and not take it too seriously. To delight in photography and do my best.
No... I won't be charging for my services, just the costs of prints, disks or anything else, I won't be marketing anything, just word of mouth stuff, families, friends and friends of friends. This is more MY journey. I hope to learn a lot.
I hope you aren't sitting back giggling at me, or thinking I am just an idiot. I want you to know I KNOW my short comings, I know the things that need lots of work, I know that I am no where near as good as the people that inspire me, but I am ready to learn... ready to try.
PS: Any advice, words of wisdom, constructive criticism ... or anything is much appreciated, and thank you for listening.