Hello friends. How goes it?
I’m currently sitting in Cafe Tres Dudes (which just means I’m in my living room with a cup of coffee and Pandora running on the BluRay). It’s a great cafe … many of friends have stopped by here to study or have a creative sesh.
Anyways, here’s what’s going on with me:
1 PROP SHOPPING - Since I have a wedding this weekend I thought I’d update the prop bin. So the last couple days I’ve been out and about shopping for random photo booth props.
In my head, I know what I’m looking for but the likelihood of me finding those things are very low. And part of me just wants make arts & crafts all day for booth backgrounds and fun props … but I don’t think I have the creative juices to really do that.
Anyways, good intentions here. Hopefully by the next photo booth I’ll have this thing down with more props, a TV display, and a printer. That’s the dream!
2 TEST SHOOTS GALORE - About a month ago I joined this thing called Model Mayhem and have been meeting local models and industry people. It’s just been really helpful because they’ve been willing to work with my creative team on random shoots.
Being a commercial/lifestyle photographer is so different from being a wedding photographer - there’s this element of art direction and project management. I’m there meeting with people, creating mood boards, scheduling time for us to shoot, bringing the team together, directing everyone involved. I really enjoy it but it’s a lot of work. I’m just hoping it’ll all be worth it soon!
Model: Caity Torres
MUA: Precious Dass
Stylist: Mary Carr
3 UPDATING THE PORT - Every professional photographer that I’ve talked to has said that we need to keep doing test shoots, keep at it, take your camera everywhere and shoot. This is so you can hone your craft and be better at what you do.
The goal is so that I can create a legit book and promo pieces to send to Ad Agencies, Art Directors, and Photography Reps. And somehow I have to whittle it down to 20 images. I have no clue how I’m going to do it but it’ll happen soon enough.
4 FINAL 8 EPISODES OF BREAKING BAD IS FINALLY ON NETFLIX - So all things come to an end! What I initially thought was Netflix taking Breaking Bad down (sorry for the confusion, Andi) is actually the addition of the final 8 episodes of the series to direct streaming.
So yeah. WATCH IT. If you haven’t yet, you should watch it.
5 NEW GLASSES - After making payments on these glasses for the longest time, I finally got to take them home yesterday! Brand new Rayban spectacles.
They’re pretty hot. But they’re also really expensive. I know I should have gotten Warby Parkers but oh well. Maybe next time.