Meet the New Boss…
I’m still trying to find the free in freelance. Freelancing requires a lot of diligence. No one is standing over you telling you you have to get back to work. Your day isn’t planned out for you. You have to organize your day yourself. I constantly feel like I never have enough time. And you have to be very conscious of how you spend your time. . I have to juggle the process of getting quick work, versus working on projects for the long term. Working for yourself requires a lot of education, creativity, and ingenuity.
My aim is too entertain and inspire. I can’t help it. It’s the teacher in me. I have recently purchased a Canon CanoScan 8800F to organize all of my slides and negatives. I think this machine does a good job for the price, but is is slooooww! And scanning all of my work has taken a lot more time then I thought it would – and I’m still going at it.
Organization is Key
I organize my thoughts around my photos. I’m primarily a visual person, and I’m sure you are too. We are hard-wired as humans to be visual beings, but as a photographer you have to organize all of this visual stimulus.
I was sitting in front of the British Museum with my camera and a group of school kids were running around on the front lawn. I knew there were some excellent photo ops inherent in the situation. I needed to wait. I needed the kids to arrange themselves into a good photo, into a good composition. Perfect alignment, and then, Snap! Elation and Relief.
Photo Credit: © Ellen Wilson