I tend to make changes in my photography without even realizing that I have. I am not a good dreamer and it is difficult for me to set long term goals into the future. I am near-sighted, taking it one day at a time. When I do this, I tend to look back and see how far I’ve come. I was thinking this morning that all the tiny pieces i’ve bit off are actually a large chunk when I put them all together.
These are all the changes I’ve made in the last 6 months…
- Changed my editing software
- Bought a new camera body
- Bought 2 new lenses and sold old ones
- Completed all of my business licensing
- Worked on creating a new logo
- Started my daily photography blog (you’re reading it now!)
- Opened my business account, saved, and not used credit once
- Found a handful of professional photographers I follow and admire greatly
- Bought a dog (not related, but I couldn’t help but mention it! Ha!)
- Created a filing system for all of my clients
- Got a phone with email capabilities to communicate better and faster (thank you husband)
- Bought a new camera bag
- Completed a wedding portfolio to take to client meetings
- Established a large list of venders
- Moved from shooting in camera modes to full manual (should have done this forever ago!)
- Bought a new flash
- Made prints for an in-home studio…hopefully to be completed soon!!
I could go on and on. I can’t believe that there are things I am actually leaving out. I am so thankful that I can not see the full picture of what’s ahead because I know I would be overwhelmed. I would much rather look back and see where I’ve come from. And keep going.
I added this picture because, although seemingly unrelated, I took it in a Starbucks downtown. All the synonyms “linger, daydream, think, meet, talk, work, be” are things that describe who I am.