Detroit Michigan People Photography by Mary DuPrie
I’ve gone to the New York Expo for the past four years. Unfortunately or fortunately I’m not there this year. Sometimes after big events like WPPI, New York Expo or workshops I actually come away not inspired but sad and depressed.
Funky because it’s all overwhelming… it’s too much. The time we have to invest as photographers is too great. Not to mention the extra pounds.
- I see what I’m not doing
- what I should be doing
- what I don’t want to do
- what I’m not capable of doing
- what I’m too lazy to do
- what I can’t afford to do
- what I wish I could
- what that guy does better than me
- everyone’s younger than me
- I’m too old to start all this crap
- what I wasted money on last year
- I suck
- I’ll never get any decent commercial work
- I really need to get outside and shoot
- I need more people in my shots, not just pretty girls
- I need, I want, I wish, I can’t, I won’t, I give
Be careful what you wish for… you might become a professional photographer.
Sometimes seeing what’s going on isn’t helpful, better to stay in denial. Ahhh, but then some time goes by, the dust starts to settle. You realize you should of paid better attention to things you ignored. The info you ingested starts to make sense.
I realize that the link I put up yesterday to the book reviews was an event in New York last year that I actually attended! I was in the room, listened to the panel. I was bored to death. Books… yawn
Well a year has gone by and now I’m interested in books… grrrr Should of paid attention. But then again everything’s on the internet, I didn’t need to be in New York. I can stay right here and have the info come to me. I can just hole up here and learn all about web design, graphic design, photography and how to knit a sweater. Oh, that’s right, so can everyone else.
So I have my first boudoir book shoot tomorrow for a “regular” client. I’ve set up my “in the round” set and I’ve added a few pieces so I’ll see how it goes. I’m curious how my work flow is going to adapt and change. Do I teach her to free form? Do I pose her? A combination of both? I’m just going to wing it and see what happens. Wish me luck, I’m going to need it.0 comments