Catching up and taking on new things
As another week rolls around it has been great to see some things happening this week. It seems change is in the air. Not sure what shape it will take and what effect it will have, but it is there.
Learn Long Exposure Photography
I am all set to go with this now. I have got all the gear to be able to teach up to 3 people at a time, or 6 if people are okay with sharing. Though most will be individual. It is quite exciting. I’m hoping that I will be in a good position to teach this as you don’t have to have all the gear to do it. You can borrow mine and then decide if you like doing it.
Working out how to advertise them is the next thing. I have been running an ad on Facebook, which so far has been quite successful, meaning a few people have inquired. I am also running one on Instagram, which seems to be showing to people overseas and not doing much good. I might have to investigate more, as it seems it might be pointless spending money on IG if I can’t target my market. I will see what happens.
I’m not going to advertise too much on the blog, if I’ve learned anything over the years, the blog is not my audience, well not for this sort of thing, I learned that with the magazine. I will have to keep trying other forms of social media.
Melbourne International Flower and Garden
It is about to start again, next week. I’ve applied for accreditation to go, as I have in previous years, but it seems this year I won’t be getting it. Either that or they are leaving it to the last minute. If I have to pay, I will probably only go one day, so will have to work out which one that will be. It is on for 5 days.
I will have to cram as much macro photography in as I can.
I’m finding that I am getting a bit bored with what I’ve been photographing. I am not sure what it is exactly, whether I’m sick of photography, sick of struggling, or whether I just need a new direction. It does cross my mind that my complete lack of ability to be able to make a living from this is quite disheartening and often makes me wonder if I should give up altogether, get a real job. I see other people running workshops and have to wonder why I don’t seem to be able to get anyone to the ones I want to run.
This last week I’ve been watching, now don’t laugh at me, but I’ve been watching Project Runway. I am finding it so inspiring. Not that I want to make or designs clothes, but I think the whole idea of concept to finished product is really inspiring me. I want to explore that more. My brain has been ticking over a lot. It is inspiring me to think outside the box and see what else I can do.
I’m not going to talk about it much here, but I might share the information later on, either a video or blog post. I haven’t quite decided yet.
Dynamic Range Magazine
It is still available to purchase if you want to get it. I am starting to shut down a lot of things with it now. I have taken down the Instagram page and will probably delete the Facebook page for it as well. At some point I will remove the pages from here too.
I will keep the issues for myself, as I think they were incredible and so well done. It has been great to hear a few of you talking about how disappointing it has been that it wasn’t more successful. It is what it is. Time to move on.
I think many things are going to start changing. It seems it is something in the air. I don’t know where that will take me, but has to be better than where I’ve been. I’m looking forward to the rest of the year to see what I find and what I can do. You may like to come along with me.