Commercial and artistic balance
I love being a photographer. Sure there are parts of the career that aren’t fun (accounting, marketing, bleh…), but for the best part I spend my days playing with my favourite toys. Any time I am paid to get my camera out, I feel truly blessed. Getting paid to do what I love is wonderful, but I still find the purest enjoyment in running around capturing moments in time; paid or not.
December and January were fairly intense months on a multitude of levels, and February is shaping to be a big one too. But to keep some balance, there’s a few little ‘fun’ projects that I will be working on in my off-time. The big photography related one is a pledge to ensure my 50mm lens is put onto my camera by the end of each paid shoot, and is not taken off again until the next paid shoot. I’m trying to think of a stupid yet catchy name for this project; “Fiftuary” and “Fifty mill Feb” are at the top of the list. Once I have a project name, and February starts, I’ll set up a gallery for the images captured. Some may be released for sale if there’s a want for it, but there are no plans to sell the pictures.
Now, here’s how you may be able to get involved. I would love to give away a couple of hours of my time to take some wedding pictures exclusively with my 50mm lens. I may even break out my old non-digital SLR for a bit of added fun, also equipped with a 50mm lens. If you happen to be getting married in or around Melbourne during Feburary and would happy to have an extra photographer there for a couple of hours please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. It won’t be a first-in-best dressed thing, and depending on schedules I may even give a few of these ‘packages’ away.