Saturday, April 10, 2010

Getting Serious Again

Boy, it has been a while.  My full time job has pretty much taken over my life and I've had little time for photography along with waxing and waning desire.  By the time I get to the weekend, I'd almost rather just chill on the couch than get out and shoot, but at work all week, I dream of getting out and shooting.

So, I've decided to force my hand a bit, and I put out a call for a few other people to start a small meetup group (on Bay Area Strobists).  My impression is that a ton of people want to do meetups, but they rarely happen because no one is willing to commit to organize them.  So if I organize a meetup twice a week, keep it focused by having a client and specific deliverable each time, I think we could keep a meetup going for a while meeting at least twice a month.

So, we'll see what happens.  I intend to use this spot as a place to discuss my thoughts and a venue to display my work.

Ultimately, I think I'd like to get to a spot where I do a shoot or two a week professionally.  Before I can get to that spot, though, I need to do a shoot or two unpaid a week; that's what I'm hoping the meetup will give me, plus a way to learn and collaborate with a few other people.  It will also be a good way to network with other photographers and to keep me motivated.

2 comments:

Alex S said...

Great idea! I'm in!

BiolArtist said...

Hey, I may have met you at a Strobist meeting. I'm the one with the Canon A650 and a bunch of random garage sale gear.