I was really touched by all the comments that was left on my "Stuck" post last week. Unfortunately, Blogger, that bugger, in it's efforts to restore whatever happened, wiped out all my comments on three posts on three of my blogs. But I did hear you all and appreciated what you had to offer.
I had already set the wheels in motion the week before to start getting serious about the photography aspect of my persona. By contacting a childhood friend of mine who is a photographer, she has invited me to attend, and possibly join, the camera club in my local town. I am going to try to check out this club this Wednesday night, and while most likely I will be incredibly shy, reserved and in awe of those with big lenses, I really believe in that saying that "knowledge is power" and I hope to garner some knowledge from those with more experience.
In the meantime, I created my first photography book and posted it up on my facebook to get some feedback. If you have friends like mine, they are a pretty encouraging lot and I often wonder if I took a picture of my better half's big hairy toe, if they would still awe and ooh over it because they are just that kind to me. However, with that said, one of my friends has an online store and suggested that I create calendars and that she may be interested in purchasing them for her website. And I have to admit, that that got me a tad excited.
Anywhooo, I thought I would show you what I have been up too, note the colouring is off and I am currently trying to find another company that creates a better quality book for half the price. I know, I ask for a lot. So, here it is in all its glory:
Cover and back of book:
Some of the other pages:
The nice thing was that when I went to pick up the book, the clerk asked me if I was a new photographer in town and where was my studio. Yes, of course, my head swelled for a minute or two, then I chalked it up to her just trying to get future business... ha ha ha! Yes, I always try to put compliments into perspective or I would never get thru my doorway with an inflated head.
Anyhow, thanks for all the encouragement my friends. Your words were fabulous. Now, I just have to remember to take a deep breath and free fall!
Until Next Time.