That is putting it mildly. Years ago I gave up trying to make prints from my home office, it was certainly the most frustrating, time consuming thing I’ve tried to do. I have to admit I now print everything at Costco with no regrets.
Tied neck and neck with printing has been Branding, trying to tie my 3 websites together. To try and put a definitive look to me and my work has been quite daunting. To say, Yes, this is me and will remain me for years to come is next to impossible for my brain to accept. I tend to work and think in color families, my Workshop and DVD page is warm, my website is cool and the fonts are all over the place! The other option would be a non-committal approach and go with black and grey…..but that is just not me. I want an esthetic to not only look like a photographer but to add my love of design to the mix. Without design there would be no photography for me, they are forever linked.
Indecision is a killer, the love of everything is a killer, perfection is a killer, lack of view point is a killer……….not knowing how to do all this stuff yourself is a killer, not having the money to pay someone else for this stuff is a killer…..well, you get the point.
What you now have to learn in photography is staggering. Coming up with a new Logo has been eye opening and frustrating. I entered Logotournament.com hoping to get all kinds of entries. When they did come in, I was disappointed, it was like……don’t they know me, can’t they read my mind. I included a file and brief to try and hone in on what I might be looking for, but to no avail. In the end I did so much research to try and convey the feeling I was looking for I came up with my own design. Yes, I still had to pay the $350. to the Logo Contest but it helped me on the path and was worth it. I stumbled upon www.myfonts.com and www.dafonts.com, their layout and usability are great.
I turned to Scott Kelby’s online training for Computer App training. I got Illustrator because I was having a hell of a time figuring out how to do it in Photoshop. Laying back and watching 2 hours of education streaming in shows me how technology has positively effected us in so many ways. Being in one’s jammies and watching is nice too! Answering the doorbell in my jammies in the middle of the day can be a bit embarrassing though (i make sure to wear my glasses on top of my head to look professional though).
Who would of thought that education would be so accessible, at the drop of the hat i can google just about anything. I had to google a few things just to write this….(did you know that affect and effect is the most looked up grammar question there is!) It’s easy these days to get side tracked while working on projects and feeling chained to ones desk. For those of us who like the quest as much as the final destination this world of new technology is perfect. I’ll be exploring the new things I’ll have to learn while dealing with existing trials and tribulations for years to come.
For people who complain that they have lost so much in this new world of photography. I, on the other hand see how much we’ve gained……just sayin
This blog represents MY everyday happenings in the world of Photographing Models.