News flash! As a photojournalist I communicate with photos more than words. But today will be the opposite. Stand by for NEWS!
Please enjoy, Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer
Do you feel that the first time you do something it is daunting? Do you feel uncertainty, fear, excitement or confidence? Maybe all of them at the same time? Well that’s how it is for me. And this brings me to writing my first blog post.
I admit to wanting everything to be perfect and complete the first time I do it. While being very picky is good for the photography and processing and albums, etc. it is not so good when a website is being built. As I have known for awhile now there are a lot of pieces and parts to a website and blog. Just when I think it’s close and I have it near completion it seems another ten items come up that I need to be done. But I’m going to call this Phase One. It’s online! Now I need to start on Phase Two.
I have been able to put off getting this website done as I’m very busy and have plenty of great clients. I’m lucky to know some great photographers that are even busier and think of me as the person that will do the best job for people looking for photography when they’re already booked or too busy. So I continued to go along with no website or blog as I was doing fine.
But I’m ramping up the number of clients and business I do so I can no longer put these things off. I always hear that when you have a photo business you actually take photos about 10 percent of the time. The rest is busy with marketing, consulting with new and prospective clients, advertising, toning photos for hours on end, scouting locations, emailing, blogging (see?), etc. etc.
Every day someone mentions how fun my job must be. And it is. I love photography and I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Every day someone mentions how lucky I am to be able to make a living with photography all these years. Not just as a weekend warrior but as my sole income. And I am. I have many friends that have a day job and do photography on the side for extra income. Or because they love it and dream of just doing photography and quitting their day job. Some will eventually quit their day job, some will not.
But it’s not just pushing a button and it’s done. There is that other 90 percent and I’m working on that.
This first blog post is done. That’s gotta be worth at least three percent. Right?
– Scott Shaw Photo | Cleveland Wedding Photographer