First Blog Post- fighting chance

posted on 7th of november, 2007

I am not sure what to put into this blog. I think it will be about the shoots that I go on and the day to day of being a stock/freelance photographer, trying to eek out a living in a small US city. I will try to update it a couple of times a week.

Right now I have galleries on a bunch of sites, and am sort of at a mid range in my career as a stock photographer. My galleries have some standard shots and then some really creative stuff.... but honestly I am not making a living just off of stock. However, it doesn't seem like a insurmountable task to get to that point. It just takes time.

Creatively right now I am pulling away from the standard shots and heading toward the more creative. By standard shots I mean, the good old- man holding laptop, woman talking on cell phone. I will still continue to take those, so I always have a fresh supply, but I want to get back to some more creative work.

Comments (1)

Posted by Ellenboughn on November 07, 2007
I think that writing about your shoots is a very good idea as it will help you to refine and define what you want to and have accomplished. Plus it will be very useful to others. Good Luck!

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I have always been interested in photography. As a child I loved his Polaroid camera. My serious pursuit of the image started out at 19 with a minolta X-700 SLR that I received as a wedding gift from my brother-in-law. I used the camera on a regular basis teaching himself photography. At 25 I was working as a warehouse manager and was a serious photo hobbiest. I was injured on the job and found myself with a lot of time on my hands and a very small income. I decided to go to college. I graduated from SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz NY with a BFA in Photography a few years later. And a short time aft... [Read more]

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