I'm not sure if you've noticed lately that I'm posting less on here and have been posting different things. This past year has been very interesting to say the least and has really had me assessing my photography career. I've been at this over 10 years and have really enjoyed all the ups and downs. But, I felt that things had changed. I love photographing people and events, but weddings had started to wear on me. I started booking less of them and really started focusing on my personal photography.
I picked up a new camera, new lenses and eventually ventured into film photography. I was amazed at how much there was to learn. It was a really good change for me. Quickly I picked up a couple film cameras, one of which was my dad's and a couple others. I then even tried out a medium format TLR. Something very different for me, but super interesting.
I learned a lot about 35mm and 120 film. I found places that carry them and even where to get them developed locally and professionally. Film is very alive!!
So, I'm still heading out for short day trips to see different places around Massachusetts primarily with my film cameras and capturing what I see. You'll soon see more blog posts about my film cameras and different outings that I do.
But, I kind of went off topic here....
1. I've decided to not do weddings going forward. After 7 years of doing them professionally I'm moving on to the next chapter. I still love taking photos of people and will continue doing so for portraits, family's and newborns. I have a beautiful son who continues to grow so fast and I will be taking a ton of photos of him.
2. Another thing that I'd like to do is to work on more personal projects. It would be nice to make a photo book of interesting places I've visited in the area. Perhaps I'll come out with one near the end of the year reviewing the year (wanderings).
3. Another big thing that I'd like to focus on is teaching photography and mentoring. Over the years I've really enjoyed sharing photography tips, techniques, and done some mentoring. I truly enjoy teaching and with zoom its even easier nowadays.
I'm excited for the next chapter in my photography career.