Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Photo shot for money

Y'know that hobby that you love and it would be a dream come true if someone were to just randomly come up to you and ask you to do it, and they would pay you 20 bucks too! Well that happened to me the other day. We have this banquet on Saturday night at the Hyatt in downtown Greenville and someone asked me to take the portraits for couples. I was pretty taken back. I'm beyond flattered that they would ask me, but I wonder if I have what it takes? It's not that big of a deal I guess. But there are some things that are making me kind of jittery. Like I don't have a backdrop or lighting or anything but my tripod and Nikon D50. I put the kind of camera in here because maybe someone from Nikon will like what I shoot and give me a sponsorship. I want to be the first photographer to be sponsored by a surf company. But Nikon is welcome to join me as well.

The thing is I'm not shooting for my self. Y'know, like not just the flickr page. Like my work has to kind of be liked. I like what's on the flickr page and it's super cool when other people do to, but even if they didn't I would still take pictures. Because I only have to answer to my self. Now, I'm not only answering to myself but a group of my peers that might want to remember this night. Anyway we'll see what happens, all I can do is my best. I think that I do have what it takes. I read "Wild At Heart", I know the drill and my dad has instilled a great deal of confidence in me for anything I do. My earthly and heavenly.

Oh yeah, not that you can put a persons worth in a dollar sign but, now I will be able to join my brother in getting some cash for doing what we love. Thadd had his first paying gig for 25 bucks. Not sure if gig is the right term, it was a funeral. I hear he was dynomite, both of my bros are!
Have good rest of the week, enjoy the weather.
-chow

1 comment:

Cap'n said...

Congrats man! I totally know what you mean about getting paid to do what you love. Like me, I get paid to sit around and read blogs and watch Family Guy all day. Can life get any better?