Thank you to all of you who came to the webinar last week or watched the replay! I hope it was informative and maybe inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and have confidence to go after your dreams! I'm wondering if any of you heard me mutter under my breath "this is a disaster" in the very beginning? This was my first time hosting a webinar and I was really stressed out!
I spent most of my childhood and twenties afraid of EVERYTHING! The older I got the worse it got. I was painfully shy and terrified of rejection and failure. I had very low self-esteem which was likely the cause of all my fear. I hated being this way, but it wasn't until 9 years ago when I was pregnant with my first son that I was ready to change my life! I didn't want my kids to miss out on things like I did because of fear. I wanted to be the best that I could be for them. It wasn't easy, but deciding that things needed to change was the beginning of a huge transformation and lifelong journey that has brought me more happiness and success then I ever imagined was possible. All of this didn't happen over night and I've experienced many failures along the way, but with each one, after licking my wounds, I grew stronger. Fear is like an insatiable beast. The more you give into it the stronger it grows. The good news is success and self-confidence works the same way. The more you experience them the more you want it and the easier it gets!
My client's often ask if it's cloudy can we still have our photo shoot outside? My answer is always YES! It's true a sunny cloudless day at golden hour is ideal and so beautiful, but cloudy days have their advantages. For one, sun is never an issue. You can go anywhere and not have to worry about the sun. The obvious downside is there is no chance of getting that gorgeous light that the "golden hour" brings. Not at the photo shoot anyway. Before Photoshop your clients would just have to deal with the situation, but now you can still give them beautiful images with the illusion of sun during post processing!
The new update for Adobe's Creative Cloud Photoshop is out of the world amazing! I am so excited! It is going to save so much time! If you haven't updated, go do it RIGHT NOW!!
As a photographer what would you say your number 1 complaint is? I'm guessing I already know the answer. Editing. If it's not first on your list I'll bet it's in your top 3! Running a photography business means working around the clock. Most photographers are doing the job of 10 different people. They are editors, accountants, graphic designers, marketing and social media managers, advertisers, stylists, secretaries, and at the very bottom of this list is photographer. Isn't that what you love most? Don't you want to be out in the field doing what you love?