Sunday, March 6, 2011

Time-Out

March 6, 2011



Lets be honest when you run your own photo business you never have a day when your not thinking of an image to make or billing for an image or bidding on a job or working on an image in Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture.  At times you feel your consumed with doing more, so your income can increase and then you will be able to take a break from the grind and relax on some island beach and always be satisfied that you have done your best and are fulfilled in your chosen profession, good luck with that.  There is always going to be a challenge in front of you and you have to decide if this challenge is worth taking on.  The key thing to remember is that you can stay where you are or work toward a goal that will evolve and change over time. But at least your striving to be better and make your business better and get you closer to that feeling of fulfillment that is so elusive in the photo business now.  When things overwhelm me I stop and think what has changed right now this very minute.  These pressures that I have I have chosen and this very second I can't do anything about them but move forward the best I can and accomplish the work that is in front of me.   I am testing out a HDR program called Hydra that will help me keep up with these young whippersnappers that shoot skylines and other contrasty subjects but make them look great through this merge technology that I am just learning.  It is hard to teach an old photographer new tricks but change is the name of the game.