I know it is a little late, but Happy New Year everyone, I hope you all have a better year than 2013. I certainly hope I do. 2013 was hard, especially so after August. Anyway no time to dwell on that.
I was hoping over the summer holiday that I would have the chance to post up to date University things that I have done, however I did quite the opposite. I don’t think I posted over Christmas at all. I was attempting this thing called relaxation (which, like many comes very hard for me, even when people think I am relaxed my brain is dancing around and doing stupid things and my body is constantly tense) as well as working.
Over the Christmas break I was hired to photograph a wedding. I was over the moon with this, I have previously photographed 2 weddings, but unlike this one I wouldn’t have an assistant to lean on (which was generally my Mother who is also a photographer). This was my first solo wedding. Scary thought. What if my camera died on me? What if the flash gun didn’t work? what if the photos don’t turn out well? So many things were running through my head. Needless to say I knew inside that I could do it, but my head was making up stupid nonsense as always. Self doubt is a killer of the heart, but can also be useful. Just have to know when to listen to it.
I had a great time at the wedding, everyone was calm and happy to help. The bride and groom mentioned that it was the 1st me doing this on my own, which I was very thankful for. The wedding went without a hitch and the newly weds really like all of the photograph’s (even got paid a little more than I had asked for which made my day that little bit more special). This experience has given me the confidence to keep moving forward and even though I would not like to carve out a future as a wedding photographer, it would be something I would enjoy doing every now and again.
Now getting back on track, I am now back at University, in my 2nd semester now. Once again I have been handed 3 projects all at once. 1st: Professional Futures, which entails Work Experience. 2nd, Critical Approaches, an Essay and finally 3rd, Narrative project. For Narrative we have been tasked with keeping a blog (has to be new so the lectures can pull out what is for this project rather than shifting through everything else) and an RDB (research and Development Book). Along side this they want 2 different outcomes along the same theme. 1 in digital format and the other in a small publication format. So alot of work.
So hopefully along side all of this work, when I get my previous projects back I will start posting them up with my new work (labeled/ titled correctly)
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I hope you are all having a good day, take care and may this year be good to you all.