My dear little daughter slept well her day-nap and thus gave me some additional time today, so here I am, with the forth part of the project! This time we met with Yuliya Shumskaya again! The pictures of our local woods inspired her and she offered me to try a funny shoot idea with old record plates. One more unusual idea, and I’ll start to generate them by myself. I feel like I’m training my creativity thanks to the awesome ladies I met during the project! Love this feeling!
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Since I have started this project, I have already met three wonderful persons. One of them I already met twice. And I’m so happy I got into this! Not only I got some new pictures of me, what is more, I got new friends!
One of them is Santa Sudraba — a very lovely and beautiful girl. A girl with an open mind and a vision. I really loved her crave for artistic experiments! You can find some of her work on Facebook.
Back in November, I planned a personal project for December 2015. I asked local fellow photographers on my personal Facebook page if they would like to exchange a photo shoot with me. I offered them one hour meeting, when both, them and me, would be a model and a photographer. The truth is, I failed to make the project in time. The project evolves much slower than I would like it to, but the good thing is that it didn’t stop at all. And now I’m ready to show you the second part of it. I’ll remind that the first part was devoted to Yuliya Shumskaya.
This time I was meeting with a photographer, based in Salaspils, but working with her clients mostly in Riga, Yulia Kovalchuk from ArtMelange Studio. I’ll start from telling you how we almost didn’t meet. Like I usually do it, I had been recharging the camera battery pack before the shoot. But this time, I forgot to insert it back! I swear, it’s the first time something like that has happened to me! The moment I realised that it had been left at home I was ready to get on the tram. So I had to return to fetch the battery pack. Luckily, Yulia agreed to wait for me for another 40 minutes!
Wow, this post took me so long! I haven’t mentioned it on my blog, but there was a project planned for December. I made a call for my local photographer friends on Facebook and offered a free session in exchange for their free session. I had 3 requests (yeah, I’m not that popular and/or I don’t have that much local photographer-friends or acquaintances). I was really worried about how it would go and if it was a good idea at all. I named the project “A shoemaker without a shoe” (there’s such Russian proverb).
So, I did it.
I’ve started inviting people to photo shoots on a regular basis. And I LOVE it. Maybe even too much. The longer the gap between the sessions, the unhappier I become. I should not be addicted this much though and I try hard to keep my mood not affected by manque shoots. My goal is to go pro with photography, so I have to keep my sanity if I don’t want to loose the support of my family. And last week has been a disaster in this matter. Either it was raining, or wheather forecasters mistakenly predicted evening rain and it was too late for organising the photo shoot. And I can’t wait to test my new gear in work!
Я теперь регулярно встречаюсь с клиентами на фотосессиях. И мне это НРАВИТСЯ! Даже, возможно, слишком. Чем дольше пауза между сессиями, тем нетерпеливее я жду следующую. Мне, конечно, не следовало бы настолько привязываться к работе. И я на самом деле очень стараюсь не падать духом после несостоявшихся съёмок. Если я хочу, чтобы съёмки были частью моей жизни, надо держать себя в руках, а то семья перестанет меня терпеть и поддерживать мою деятельность. А прошлая неделя была полным провалом в этом плане. Одно из двух: либо на улице лило, либо синоптики предсказывали дождь ошибочно, но договариваться о встречах уже было поздно. А ведь ещё и не терпится поскорее опробовать новую технику!
I had one more photo shoot these days. I had been asked (yippee!!) to take some pictures of a little girl. Of course, I agreed immediately! I grab any opportunity to practise with the remark that I do it for free, as I can’t ensure nor the quality neither the quantity of the resulting images yet.