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Keeping It Going

What do you do when you are trying to build the habit of writing but you haven’t really formulated a complete thought to write on? You keep fuckin’ writing. Something will come to you.

And that’s exactly what this post is. Pardon me as I ramble on. I am just practicing the art of habitual writing in an effort to glean some understanding of who I am, how I affect the world around me and how that world around me affects my understanding of me. Yeah — full circle, right?

I continue to be inspired and humbled by the outpouring of support for my photography. I was recently added to a couple of photography groups that I believe can help me get to where I want to be. Great networking and skills-building opportunities and I am looking forward to breaking out of the proverbial shell. I am also discovering individuals who have volunteered their time and knowledge in an as-needed mentoring fashion. For those individuals I am grateful!

As a starting photographer, I am still feeling my way around. I have still not developed an efficient workflow to go from pre-production, to shoot, to post-production. Hell, I still don’t know how to get the most out of my pre-production. I still have 2 hard drives full of images that have never seen the light of day. So pardon me as I may be a little slow on the uptake in developing that strategy. I am a cautious kind. One of the downfalls of perfectionism — action paralysis. I want to make sure I am doing things correctly and efficiently. Feel free to yank me by the neck and shake me a little. I could always use a little more motivation.

Thank you again to all of those who have answered my questions at 2 in the morning about whether all of my images should have watermarks and about how big should the watermark be, how to submit shots to magazines that don’t have their submission specs readily available and even what kind of lighting kit I should build first…

I still have a long way to go.

On to the next one. I have this shoot in my head. Actually I have a bunch of shoots in my head, but I have a shoot I want to submit to Gothesque Magazine. I wanna shoot a sexy goth pirate. I saw this amazing jacket from Punk Rave and would like to pair it up with this skull headpiece I saw an amazing designer create. Add some PVC boyshorts, some thigh-high stockings, some killer boots and a lace skullcap with a build in eyepatch with some super-clean makeup on a historic ship and we have a shoot! Now I just have to get it out of my head and onto a memory card. *Sigh