Tuesday, July 29, 2008

back...

Hello Kids,

I apologize for being so M.I.A. lately. I'm back in the game and will try and keep it that way.

I have a mere two months left in Egypt. I am trying to make the most out of it and have some fun, but I am also thinking about my pending return and how I plan to take over the world start taking photos again and start getting paid for it. I have been lacking inspiration as of late, and I feel like my self-portraits are getting boring. I haven't been taking that many photographs lately and I feel like the ideas that were flooding my brain before have destroyed my abilities and now I have nothing. I am a little worried, but I am trying to make myself excited again.

I am considering having some of my photos printed here because it is cheaper and will encourage me to get on the ball when I get home. I have no idea where to get a portfolio here, and am considering opening a new website with a different name. I am going to need to register myself as a business and if I continue like this, register my name. I have heard these aren't too costly or difficult to do, but I am not sure how to go about doing it.

I am trying to get at least one photoshoot under my belt while I am here so I have a few more photos to show agencies when I go home, and yes, agencies I think will be my best bet. I need to learn to market myself more aggressively too...I'm the type who'd rather not brag about my abilities, but If I want people to find me, I am going to have to tell them about what i can do.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Belated

So it's been a while since I updating this thing. I sent my computer to be fixed, it took about three months, but I finally got it back. I also went to France for a while. There's too much to update you on in terms of my photography, but here's an interesting thing I found.

A few posts back i posted a photography or a portrait of Mary-Kate Olsen from a 2007 issue of Marie Claire - the image was amazing. Well, I looked up the photographer, Ruven Afanador and found his portfolio. He does a lot do celebrity and New Yorker Portrait photography, but his most interesting work, I think, is his fashion photography. I think that he probably enjoys doing it the most. He isn't commercial at all - but a true artist in every sense of the word. I don't want to post photos here, so check out his website.

On another note, in a strange happening, I by mistake sent my trusty tripod to the states with my parents...it's probably a good thing because I might not have had room for it in my bag and would have died if I had to leave it. So, I purchased a small travel tripod which would have been really dandy to have in France and for the nights my friends and I go to the beach. It's maybe like four feet high and not very sturdy, but it does the job. It only weighs one pound and cost me 99 LE, meaning less than $20. Cool!