A look back at 2017
Updated: Dec 15, 2018
Well I can honestly say that I’ve had another great year with my photography and here is why…
I have had a great 2017, and I really feel I have come on leaps and bounds with the work I have been producing.
I felt last year I was not putting in the time to organize myself properly prior to going to a new shoot. With this in mind I set out to walk into new shoots knowing roughly what I wanted from that shoot or the main shots I wanted to produce. Pinterest has been my inspiration. I like to create mood boards of ideas to show clients prior to shoots and help me to get inspired for group shoots. I have also picked up tips and small hacks for other useful photography bits.
My camera gear is not big as I would like it to be, but I am still growing my collection and saving up for the right lenses. I really take the time to select the right items for the job at hand and I like to experiment with behind the scenes work, but this is not always possible as it can be a little intrusive for the client.
I had a good look at my first few years of shooting models and I had a mixed reaction. Some of my work was good with what knowledge I had and the gear at the time, other work not so good. This year I have done a lot of research to help me with the situation I was going into, or in it was usually a YouTube search with a lens or a scenario I was unsure about, or searching for editing tips and tricks.
Some of my shots from this year I have looked at over and over again as I feel very proud of them. I have put the time and effort into making the shot right and doing the shoot with a open mind. I have been taught little bits of knowledge by the photographers and models whom I surround myself with; getting constructive criticism from my local photography group has really helped with my progression. This is helping me grow and learn and develop as a photographer.
This year I have spent a lot of time on this website, perfecting the content to show off my best work. I have also got recently got some new business cards printed, and went through a re-brand with my logo. I am getting to work with new clients through word of mouth recommendations, so my name is getting out there and may that continue!
I hope that I continue to grow in knowledge and I will be attending more classes and seminars on photography during 2018 to progress further.
I want to work with existing clients and brand new ones to expand my portfolio even further along with landscapes and music photography.
I have recently just treated myself to two accessories; one being a sphere ball from Lensball and the other a new tripod from Benro and my mind is buzzing with ideas on how I can use these to create some cool shots that are different and unique.
Here are a few of my favourite shots from 2017. Happy New Year to all my clients!