As a photographer and business owner I struggle with balancing my time. I haven't been able to keep up consistently with blog posts, or facebook posts... and forget about pinterest and instagram. I'm a one woman show, throw in the occasional assistant on shoots and that's it. So when I'm busy I don't have time to post and when I'm slow... well then it's time to catch up on things like stock photo shoots, archiving and marketing (which, I know is part of why I need to post more). So my reason for not posting lately is because I've fortunately been very busy. I've been shooting things that are not so glamorous, stuff that pays the bills but nothing most photographers would want to hurry up and show on-line.
I thought I'd share some personal work instead of paid work. We took a 3 day family trip to Newport this past spring break. As usual any trip I take turns into a little bit of work, as I always try to find some stock photos to take. It's my way of balancing out the money we spend, by trying to sell some of the images I shoot from the trip. : )
Most of the time I shoot as we go along doing our family thing. Sometimes though you need the right light to get the shot. The last image in this series was one of those. I left the hotel alone, leaving instructions for my family to dry off from the pool, go grab us some take-out dinner from somewhere and find me at the pier. They did, and even then they still had to wait for me because the light wasn't "just right" yet. Luckily the kids are at an age where they find a way to occupy themselves until I'm finished now. I was able to capture a good handful of shots from this location for stock. Now with any luck some of our vacation will pay for itself! Check out iStock if your interested to see some of my stock work.
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