Yes, I've been MIA for quite some time from Pro-tography 101. My business has kept me super busy this summer-to the point of considering hiring an assistant to handle scheduling and other time consuming tasks.
Now, I'm back and in full blogging force! I can tell you how many times I've thought of a blog post to write about to do with photography while out on a photo session, or at a wedding. I'm hoping that I can remember those thoughts now because they were good ones! : )
I do have some news I'm excited about- I'm getting a new office! Last year, I found a little studio in a great location of town. The "Village" had lots of cute little stores and the old buildings and park nearby was great to use for photo shoots.
Unfortunately, the nice couple that owned the building wanted to retire, so they sold the building and I didn't want to sign on with new owner. So, I went back to running it (studio) out of my home again. I wasn't sure I wanted another studio, since I mainly shoot weddings and wondered if I could save a bundle in rent.
Some months went by and while I didn't miss the shooting space and high rent, I did miss being in a business district. When I met with potential clients or picking up products, I missed having the professional look of an office. I decided that I would look for just an office to meet with clients and shoot at my house if needed. Soon, I found myself scouring on Craigslist for building space again.
For the longest time, nothing seemed to be available. Either it was too expensive, wrong part of town, or too big/small. I was about to give up when I saw an ad for an office space that jumped out at me. It was close to our house. It was inexpensive. It was the right size. It sounded perfect!
I scheduled an appointment to see it and couldn't wait to see if this was what I was looking for. It was! I sign the lease on the first and move everything in. I can't wait!
I ordered some more canvases and a new desk and chairs. I'll be sure to get some before and after photos for you to see.
Do you work out of your home?