Three, Its the magic number!
After some gentle persuasion from a friend I have decided to restart this blog, I know that I have be slacking as I didn’t want to write a post when I didn’t really have anything to say. Photography is not a 9-5 job I do have some weeks where its just admin work and lets be honest thats not exciting enough to write about. However this time I will make more of an effort or at least I will try my best. So here I go!
I have now turned three!! Woop Woop, happy birthday to me!! I can’t believe its been three years since I started SKC Photography, I guess this means that I can no longer refer to myself as a new business! Thats a scary thought, it still feels like I’m just starting out and finding my feet but i suppose thats a good thing as it means i will keep learning and trying to better myself which is only a good thing.
So what have I been up to in the last year, the quick answer is a lot and the long answer would be too long! So I will give you a quick brief.
This year I have had the pleasure of working with some brilliant people and companies. I’ve attended and photographed some brilliant networking events with the Dorset Chamber and I have finally joined the Dorchester Chamber and am looking forward to attending more of their events and meeting different members.
I have also been working with various companies to provide them with staff headshot’s and photography to accompany their PR stories and I must be doing something right as they are often repeat customers.
An exciting but also nerve-racking job I’ve had this year was working with the brilliant Simon from Dorset Antique Clocks and photographing his refurbished clocks. I really enjoy product photography, making sure that I photograph the product well and show off its beauty. With the stunning clocks that was easy, the nerve-racking part was realising how valuable some of them are!
I love seeing my photos being used in print or online, I know that is normally the whole point of me taking the photos so that a client can use them in print but it still makes me smile to see them being used as it makes me realise that I managed to achieve what the client wanted.
This summer I was lucky enough to be granted a press pass for Camp Bestival at Lulworth Castle ( you can read my review on Facebook ) which was an amazing experience. I have attended the festival before but to be able to gain access to the press pit was brilliant and it was great to be able to add some music photography to my portfolio.
The other amazing experience I had this summer was joining the PR and Social Media team at The Great Dorset Steam Fair. I was lucky enough to attend last year as their official photographer and I was very pleased that they invited me back this year. For those of you that don’t know the GDSF is epic!!! Over 200,000 visitors attend the 5 day fair, making it one of Europe’s largest outdoor events. There really is something for everybody, steam engines, vintage tractors, rollers, heavy horse, music, food, craft tents and so much more. As their official photographer it was my job to work with the PR team and supply them with images for the press releases, create daily album for social media and to photograph as much of the action as I could. This of course isn’t easy as there is so much going on but that is part of the thrill, always on the go and looking out for what makes a great picture. I can truly say working at the Steam fair has been one of my highlight of the past year.
So thats a very quick round up of what I’ve been up to obviously there is plenty more to say but I don’t want to bore you with a whole review on the year, I want to keep the blog post short and sweet as they are the type that I like to read and hopefully people will enjoy reading this one.
Until next time,
All the best