So while September was one of the busiest months so far for the Loveshots studio, it has also provided me with the greatest variety of jobs. Not only did I manage to do a number of studio shoots, the briefs also included photographing the opening of a science laboratory at a rural school, doing my first food photography shoot for a local coffee shop (all of which I’ll probably blog about at a later stage) and then of course doing a spread for two local Piet Retief guest houses.
In practising my new profession, I am open to accepting any opportunity for photography that comes my way. I have realised that, while I might have 6 years of corporate work experience behind my name, I am, in all honesty, an entry level employee again. And that means doing all kinds of jobs. Which of course, I love. This included the challenge of making a B&B bedroom look so good that you want to book yourself in for a night.
Now, how difficult can it be, I heard myself ask me…well, turns out it’s not as easy as it looks. Trying to create an inviting look kept me busy for most of a windy Monday morning, and I was thoroughly tired after 3 hours, feeling like taking a nap on one of the beds…but I am very pleased with the results and so excited to hopefully see these pics up on the web of this establishment in the near future.
Once again, I was reminded that, although anyone with a functional index finger and a steady hand can take a photo, it takes practise, experience, common sense and a bit of a vision to really create an image…all of which I am hoping to become an expert in during the coming months…so bring on the shoots – I am ready for anything!