The Usual Friday Bits and Pieces
Giving you a round up of what I have been doing and what I will be doing in the next week or so is something I look forward to now. I love sharing what I do and with most days taken up with other posts, Friday’s seem to be the only day that I can tell you about this. I know I push things I’m doing, and I hope you don’t mind. I have had more One on One sessions, and another one coming up, online classes are starting to happen, more photo editing. I decided to add another day for the Social Snappers as well. I have a full plate, but I am loving all that is going on.
I had another one of these last week with a new client. It is so wonderful doing these, sharing my knowledge and going out and taking photos with someone. I was telling a friend the other day that I am a problem solver, I love working out puzzles, and when a new client comes to me I know I am being presented with a new challenge.
When people come to me for One on One’s they often have very specific needs, or areas they want to learn, then it is up to me to work out the best way to teach them that or show them how to do what they want. It is wonderful, I really enjoy that each person wants something different. If they don’t know, then I have to work out what they need and what they would like to learn. I have another booked for the coming week, and this will be my first overseas visitor and I am so excited to meet her face to face and to teach her some photography.
This last week saw me doing another one of these, a new client and a new place. I have a friend, Teresa, who has a shop at the moment over in Greensborough and she said I could use her shop for the session. It worked out really well. I helped the client with what she wanted to do with her photos. Again she had specific things that she wanted to use her photos for and I helped her to learn what she needed to do.
We might also be running some classes in Eltham, though not really sure yet, and not sure who will be allowed to do them yet. If you have done one of my classes already then you will probably be given an invitation.
I am offering Online Editing Classes, if people are interested. Amazing what you can show people using Skype.
I have had my first client, and we have had a couple of sessions on Skype so far. She seems to be really enjoying it, and like the other individual classes I teach, it is geared to what she wants to learn. We talk, I show her things, we discuss her photos, the problems she is having, and then I write exercises for her to go out and do. She seems to be enjoying it, and I love that I am helping her learn how to become more comfortable with her new camera and lens.
These are slowly coming together. I have excursions for Sundays and Tuesdays in all sorts of places, though might have to change one of them. When I was in Fitzroy Gardens the other day a woman stopped and asked what we were doing and I started telling her about these. She sounded so interested and thought they were a great idea. I think they are. I know that I much prefer going out with other people to take photos, and I love going to new places. I really hope I can find lots of other women that feel the same way. I keep forgetting to tell people that the groups are limited to 8.
Well I entered another one, and the images that are in this post are the ones I entered. This competition is different to the last one I entered, it is more an art prize. So the aim is to be selected, for the exhibition, hopefully. Though it is a top national prize and a lot of people enter. If I am selected then I will have to get the image printed and framed, ready to be hung in the exhibition. The exhibition is quite prestigious, so it would be amazing to be accepted for it.
I am going to the above event this coming week. A friend of mine, Christina, who writes a blog called Miss Rosanna, will be talking about social media. She is one of the speakers and I thought it would be great to go and hear her. I have no idea about Marketing and how to get the word out, so at the moment I am trying everything.
I think that is about all the news I have. It is getting to be busy which is fantastic. I do love that. I will put the above images into a gallery for you to enjoy.