The title says it all really. After 8 years in the trade both self employed and employed in other's studios etc I've decided to call it quits.
I put everything into the jobs I do and have always left clients smiling but as photography becomes more and more popular as a career choice, the competition (I use the word loosely because some work is so shoddy it can't be described as that) becomes almost impossible to beat.
|A small example of my family portraiture.|
Now I'm obviously not just gonna pack up my camera and studio equipment and forget the art and hobby that I've loved for so long.
If family or friends would choose to book me for a portrait session or wedding, I'd love nothing more than to do it but from now on I'll be no longer focusing on advertising.
- I adore the fact that we are lucky enough to have our own portable studio and take updated family portraits as and when we like.
- I love having a folder full of photos documenting the life of our puppy and how much he's grown.
- It's awesome to have beautiful memories from trips and days out, holiday's and family events that are way better than just the average personal snaps.
- And bird watching has become a great passion for me.
I'd prefer to keep enjoying all the above points than grow to resent taking photos which happens when the stress of trying to gain enough bookings for a successful living to come from takes over.
|The awesome wildlife I've caught in their natural habitats.|
I'll leave you with a few more collages of previous work :) Hope you enjoy.
[Edit - Ooops! I forgot to mention I am still doing my Project 365 and am on day 145! You can check my photography blog out for update here.]
|Model portfolio images.|
|My little family and home taken family portraits.|