So - I am at the beginning of a journey which is going to make me into a successful photographer – or at least my promise to you my reader is that I am going to do everything I can think of to try.

Thursday, 19 May 2011


Number of times I've picked up a camera: 4
Clients: 0

Have possibility of linking myself with someone setting up a dance and drama school - to take photos of shows etc. Will take pics for her website. Meeting up next week. I'll tell you how it goes. Could this be a breakthrough?

Sunday, 15 May 2011


Today I set up my new light on a boom, which means I can place it just above my model's head to light up their hair. I have put a honeycomb fitting on the light. I have two different honeycombs so I'll experiment with both and let you know (honeycombs make light go in straight lines). Now I just need someone to experiment on. Boys back from camping trip today. Sure they'd like to do it!

Drilling holes has turned out to be harder than I thought as wall dodgy, and fittings very heavy. Now waiting for help completing hanging of background system etc. Should get this next weekend.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Back After the Holidays

Clients: 1
Times I picked up a camera: 5

Well, I haven't been concentrating on my business for all this time. However, I have looked after the children during their Easter holidays, and booked our holiday, so not a complete wash-out either. Back to the matter in hand.

Things I need to do:

Hang the background system

How high should I hang this? Will the drill bit be big enough for the screws I've bought?

Hang the light boom

Where should I hang this?

Hang the shelves

Will I electrocute myself drilling into this wall?

I'll let you know how it went.