I love putting the images I have taken up on the big screen to convert them from RAW files to jpegs. I love looking at them carefully, seeing what I like about them, or, sometimes what I don't like, and making mental notes about how to improve. I love doing a little bit of editing or none at all. And then I love the reactions of family, friends, and clients, who get to see the images for the first time. Their happiness makes me happy!
Best. Job. On. The. Planet!
I know I am a little bit pricey. But I honestly do try to keep my prices down, taking into consideration my expenses of doing business. I also add into the equation that I have been doing this since 1973. Even longer if you count all of the photography I did that was not paid for in dollars. But 1973 was when I was open for business.
I've been doing this for 42 years. And so much has happened during that time! I have done photography for books, magazines, newspapers, stock agencies, modeling agencies, websites, families, and businesses.
When I first began in this field, my style was very photojournalistic. This was partly due to devouring the copies of LIFE, LOOK, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC that came to our home on a regular basis while I was growing up. It's also because my first paid job was with a magazine, and soon after that, I did a lot of work for magazines and newspapers and other print media.
Nevertheless, I also did a great deal of child photography, and that was my great love aside from the photojournalism. In any case, the photojournalistic style produces wonderful, natural images of childhood and family life. I have been returning to my roots in this style of photography more and more and loving it even more than I did in the 70s and 80s.
Summer is starting to wind down, and I have been super busy with many projects and a lot of travel. I am seeing that I can work in one or two more sessions pretty soon, so I am opening that up. It's not always easy to find the time, but it's looking like I can get in a couple of sessions between now and 09-15. I may be able to get in one or two more in October and November. If I am sounding tentative at all, it is because, as I write this, I see that possibility, but it may close up quickly.
I am wondering what adventures lie ahead with a few repeating or new clients. Hmmmm.