Dear Blog Friends,
Where do I begin? These last few weeks have been absolutely crazy. From the moment I got back from the DC Shoot Off, I've been slammed with photo sessions and various other administrative jobs. I thought it would be great to have my own studio, CCforP, and working for myself would be a dream. However, it's one of the most challenging things I've done in my life. Taking pictures is merely 25% of the work. The rest, frankly, isn't so glamorous.
Since my last blog post I've:
Received & wrote 1,400 work e-mails
Wrote 8 new chapters for my book
Captured over 4,500 still photographs
Recorded over 150 video clips
Processed a truck load of audio
Produced a 3 minute multimedia clip on the New Army Basic Training
Edited over 150 editorial photographs for pro-photographer clients
Spent um-teen hours on projects for various non-profit organizations
Sat through several administrative meetings
Prepared finances for CCforP taxes
Wrote final evaluations for CCforP interns and interviewed potential future interns
Ran 2 miles every other day to prepare for Wounded Warrior Olympics
Taught, tutored and educated for CCforP
Guest lectured at local college and so much more I can't think of right now...
Even though I want to give the shirt off my back, I've quickly learned that I can't say "Yes" to everyone. The reason I've been off the blog radar is simply because I over-tasked myself and couldn't find the time. But, I've learned from my mistake and won't let myself do it again... I hope.
I've been continuing to shoot my picture-a-day and Andy has too. I'll share those in tomorrow's blog. Today, I'd like to share a family portrait session I shot over the weekend. I shot them in camera RAW and processed them (lightly) in Lightroom2. In fact, I didn't do much to them with the exception of turning a couple black and white. I would normally use Portraiture Plugins to fix skin imperfections and Adobe Photoshop to clean up dust and scratches, but I chose not to this time around. They are all al-natur-al.
I'll be giving a workshop called Modifying Light for Portraiture on April 10-11. If you have time, sign up. It's going to be a lot of fun! Talk to you all tomorrow.