Putting together bits and pieces of what I hope to be a decent portfolio.
Portfolio building is a phrase very well known to any art student, but when it comes down to it I'm really just another lost amateur with a stack of photos and nothing to accompany them with.
If I was to conjure up a statement about what I think of photography, or pictures that I have taken, or whatever you'd call it, this would be it.
I love faces, and people, but with that comes the fear of not doing them justice. If I'm taking a portrait, I want the whole person, not some fake version. I want to focus on what is real and beautiful and natural. I'll have my experiments in a studio (a nice, ghetto set up in the garage) but I'd rather go on a hike any day.
On another note, I will always be portfolio building, photography is constantly growing and updating and I'm merely along for the ride. However as of this summer I'm going to be officially opening up for business. For a low, reasonable price (well, I think so, I) I'll be taking portraits.
I am really excited to jump start an actual business. I don't want to bombard people with this, because I know it's a weird shift from let's just go on a fun photo day to oh, well now she's asking for money. Therefore I want to make it a nice, clean shift. Now that I am getting an apartment and have more and more responsibilities that unfortunately require money, I simply have to start charging. I promise to still remain reasonable and negotiable, though. I've always been iffy about prices in the past, but I'll be making a set price sheet for portraits, couples, families, etc. for those interested.