Thursday, October 03, 2013
I've been asked now to do 3 weddings. And I have done them as they were for people I really knew well and I was able to do 'things my way'.
Doing portraits of people have not been my 'thing' so to speak.
I don't have all the proper equipment [think speed lights, back drops, a studio].
I have done a photo - shoot for my neighbor when she wanted photos last year for Christmas cards and presents to all the grandparents.
But to go professional, I've been advised by a pro... that you need to give up your free time, be available at the drop of a hat.
You must be willing to work all hours and put photography FIRST in your life and everything else second.
I comment on this today because I've seen 2 people that have 'gone pro' just recently. I've looked for their portfolios and don't see any previous work.
It is like one day they are a housewife and the next day they get a camera...and go Pro.
I do like taking photos of my family and of the grandkids. But that is on my time and with what I have.
My husband pushes at me to 'become a Pro' "You are good enough" "You need to sell your work and promote it!"
That is not me.
I'm not a promoter.
I'll do weddings in the future as a favor or work with another photographer and be their second.
But I'm not going to dive into Pro-dom as I see so many people that pick up a DSLR do.
I do my nature and landscape photography for myself, because I enjoy it immensely.
Oh and if you do want to check out my artwork and other things, I do have a portfolio that can be browsed at Mulewings PhotoArt~ ... my Zenfolio account.
I have a few different types of photos there. My Nature Gallery is the first thing you would see and then there is a Wedding Album, a Graphic Art Album, an Artsy Creations Album, and a Baby Album.
The money to be made in photography is not in nature photography but 'people' photography.
It just makes me scratch my head sometimes when people just buy a DSLR and suddenly decide that they are now professionals.
Granted, I have taken some absolutely award winning shots with my Ugly Pink Plastic Sanyo camera.
So you don't need the absolute best equipment to do great.
You need a good eye and lots of practice along with knowledge.
Me Pro? No.
But I'll continue to do things for fun and enjoy my photography.