Friday, July 27, 2007

Photography as a Job: A TPC photographer at last!

Ok, I have to apologize for several weeks, if not a month of absence. Training and working at The Picture Company hasn't always allowed me time to compose my thoughts. I haven't been able to post any photos of the day pictures either, and I apologize for that. Not that I haven't been able to take any good photos. Believe me, to my surprise and several clients' delight (relief on my part), I have. It's just that I don't think I ought to post them here without prior permission. But maybe, in the near future, I'll ask, and see if I can post some of them, at least small copies...

Anyway, updates. I've passed the three week training, and have been taking more and more photos of kids, grown-ups, families as the days have progressed. Tomorrow, being a Saturday, is going to be a heavy day for The Picture Company as weekends are when most families are free to visit the store. Saturdays and Sundays usually see fully booked stores, and this weekend is no exception. It's going to be all shoots from opening to closing. The prospect of which part of me revels in, while part of me is terrified by.
This nervousness is something that I verbally express at work, and experience whole-heartedly when I know I'm up for a shoot that day. I try to prepare myself, but I'm still a nervous wreck before, during, and sometimes after. I do my best, and that's all I can give. But there's still part of me that wants to be perfect for each client. Anyway, that's something for another blog or entry isn't it?

So far, it's been only 10 days since we ended training. And I know that I can see myself doing this for quite a long time. :) I'm a professional!!!:D

Now, if only money grew on trees.

3 comments:

Manggy said...

Professional. No quotation marks, dude. As Tyra Banks would no doubt say, "Own it!" (Interspersed with "That's FIERCE!")

Congratulations!

kae said...

yay! congrats! you're pfficially a professional! good luck. :)

chuvanez said...

So my wedding coverage will be at a higher rate na? Hahaha! I just learned this bit of swardspeak "Charing!" which means I'm kidding/lying/as if/really now.

That's just so great to hear, Jace! A professional photographer! Good job, my boy and the best of luck to you!