I'll be putting my business on hold, maybe a few months, maybe a year. I'm not sure, but I'm going to take some time off and read a LOT of books, look at a LOT of artwork and photographs. I'm not going to take courses at a college because I have taken photography classes before, and I feel as though I can do this on my own with a lot of determination and passion.
I'd like to specialize in newborn photography, possibly maternity too I'm not really sure. Once I feel as though I really do have all the tools I need to get where I need to be, I'll be figuring out where it is the direction I want to my photography in. I'll probably be starting up a whole new company.
Anne Geddies is a big inspiration of mine. A lot of people don't know it, but most of her shots are SOOC (straight out of camera). No photoshop, no actions, nothing! That amazes me. That's what I want. I feel like I'm leaning on photoshop too much, and I'd like to get back to basics.
I saw this today and it really describes the way I feel, I feel like things are getting blurry. I want a signature. I want people to look at a photo of mine and FEEL something. And know that I took it.
"Every time you outsource something, put something on automatic, or get software to do it for you, you put up another layer. After a while, these layers add up. They blur your vision. You lose touch with the core of what you’re doing."