A Long Time Coming

November 23, 2009 | Category: Thoughts | Rants

Taking a hard look at myself

Taking a hard look at myself

More often than not, creative people tend to be horrible business people. This puts photographers at quite a disadvantage. As said creative people, we are usually working for ourselves, and like the proverbial cobbler whose children have no shoes, some of us have no place to display our work.

For the longest time I’ve always gotten work by word of mouth. This has served me well in the past and I was content to stick some of my best work on flickr where my family and friends might see it, not thinking that it would one day become the place whre clients would come to view my work. Over time this has become a problem for me. With the birth of my second daughter Zoe, I find myself having to make the decision on whether to post personal photos of my family or to hold off because I don’t want my commercial work rolling off the front page.

So here we are. With the help of some talented print and web-designers I am going to finally hang my shingle out there on a site that bears my name. The talented Karla Merritt has designed a very dynamic logo for me and is currently working on the design for the main website. This blog is not the design of the afformentioned web designers but instead my meager attempt at modifying an existing WordPress theme. The final overall design will I’m sure be a lot more cohesive, but I’ve decided that I needed to populate a blog while all the web details were being hammered out.

So bear with me as I get all this straightened out. I’m really excited to have a forum to share some of my thoughts and techniques and in the process hopefully learn a thing or two from all of you.

3 Comments

  1. Carrie
    on November 24th, 2009
    1

    Very exciting, Stephen. I look forward to the debut! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    on November 24th, 2009
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  3. Harold
    on November 25th, 2009
    3

    Awesome, dude! But now you are going to have to keep it regularly updated as I will be a frequent visitor. Hope the family is doing well!

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