Expanding my portfolio

October 17, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

As some of you may know, I had been laid off my job of 12 years a few weeks ago, and it has been quite a culture shock to say the least. Although I openly hated my job,  how many of us can actually have the luxury of quitting to pursue our dreams? Not many, so upon receiving this grave news my initial reaction was anger, fear and despair. Then I thought, ok negative Nelly let's see how we can turn this around to our benefit.

I have had my own photography business for about 2 years now, however with a full time job, 2 small kids and a big kid (my husband) It has only received minimal attention from me & mostly my subjects have been friends, kids of friends... etc. So I though what better time to throw myself full force into getting this business off the ground then whilst I am home and unemployed. I am constantly studying and learning, I am super crital of myself & strive for perfection. I want to be the best I can be. I choose not to conform to the ways of others however should I see a new style I like I may try my hand and then give it my twist. I am more of a lifestyle and street photographer or so I would like to think however as I move through this journey I am finding I also enjoy shooting a more posed session as well, I just needed to come out of my shell & warm up to directing people where I want them to be. So an opportunity has presented itself in which I may be able to branch out of my comfort zone into this new hot trend of Boudior Photography. I thought I would give it a try & see how I fair. So here it is, I find that maybe my style is more pin up rather than soft and romantic, which is how I image boudior photography to be. I also find that while as a photographer I may have an image of what I want in my head, sometimes the subject, the lighting and the mood can wipe that image clean & your left with a whole new rush of ideas. I like to go with it & see what speaks to me, that plays up my lifestyle or street style approach. It also has helped in other situations where creativity on the fly is needed.

As I finish up my rambling I will leave you with some images from yesterday's test shoot. I find they are sexy and alluring in my Street Style kind of way. Leave me your thoughts or tips I would love to hear them.

 

Vanessa


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