How My Business Works
My business works because it's actually not a business. And by this I mean I hardly make any money with my pictures. For me photography is not a way to make money but to invest money, and I work several other jobs to be able to pay for my art. I'm a tour guide on waste to energy plants and wastewater treatment facilities, I'm a concierge at the house I'm living, I work as a Photoshop instructor and on weekends I take care of the library of the University.
Sometimes people say to me: I can hardly believe you're not making money with your photos because they are better than the work of many professional photographers.
Of course it's flattering when somebody says something like that even if I don't always agree. But here's the thing: the very reason why I'm able to work on this level is because I don't have to make money with my pictures. If you're a photographer who wants to make a living out of it you are forced to do things differently. You have to focus on what your customers like and
Tutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set UpTutorial: Hooters Regional Pageant Lighting Set Up2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mission: Photograph the pageant pictures for the Regional Hooters Pageant.
Goal: Offer something unique to Hooters and the women in the Pageant. Give them something other than, the normal pageant pictures.
The situation actually turned out great this year. I had a space that allowed me to have privacy and was next to the trailer the women where changing in. The previous year we had issues because it is a outdoor event and a lot of the "fans" tried to mingle with the contestants. So we had the perfect spot. We were also able to use the district managers mustang as a prop so that was really cool. The soft box is boomed up front. Always remember, especially when shooting outside, to bring something to weigh down the boom. Too easy for it to get blown over, even by the slightest gust of wind. The second light (gelled with pu
Purgatory Will Smell Like M...Purgatory Will Smell Like MothballsPurgatory Will Smell Like M...5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I. Possibly Dried Sweat As Well
Dear diary, who guards the diaries of the dead?
Does the same inviolate law protect their innards
as when their writers, still breathing, cried out to them;
or are their secrets sealed by older laws - do readers
of such diaries, gibbering, join the cult of ghouls?
Are analogies more apt - I think they are, and that
the readers of these diaries, tasting sweet, warm flesh
of memory, hunger for its taboo taste again
and so become ghoulish (in a literary sense).
These thick thoughts and others more profane envelop me
as I breathe the mothballs of your attic and the chest
of papers, envelopes, and diaries - neatly pinned
to them your note, saying you want them - wanted them - burned.
II. The Kind of Smells Given Off By Old Places No One Wants to Go
who guards the diaries of the dead?
Does the same inviolate law
protect their innards
as when their writers, still breathing,
cried out to them;
deliverance does not come,as does the bell-boy from his duties,deliverance does not come,4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the rough-boned burly man from his cell.
with the calendar days deemed ignorant,
the time-clocks cloak themselves. from what?
natural disasters are nothing, nothing I say,
compared to cold metal making nests
within a womb. and men, are wild -
run rampant through the night,
start fights, take heaven to tired veins and
in blind glory, ignite.
ServitorI dance and play for him, though I know not why.Servitor4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He justs sits there, drooling and babbling, waving his tentacles around.
The others around him also dance and play for him
The sounds of our flutes seems to calm him down, but I do not
know if this is preventing something or not.
I believe that it will end one day, and I will be
free with the others and will no longer be a servitor
Artist Alley 101: Things to Consider/ResourcesHello everyone! Welcome to the 4th and final part of my Artist Alley tutorial!Artist Alley 101: Things to Consider/Resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is meant to be a good start for those who have never been a part of an artist alley before, as well as a nice refresher to those of you who are veterans of alleys everywhere! I will try to be as detailed as possible, but make the information easy to reference and read through!
Hope you enjoy, and feedback is definitely appreciated! Let me know your thoughts, reactions, some of your own alley stories, as well as if you have any suggestions to add to this tutorial! I definitely haven't thought of everything, so if you had new ideas to share, I'd love to hear them!
Here are the links to Part 1 http://theartslave.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Alley-101-The-Basics-Applying-for-a-Table-343899201 Part 2 http://theartslave.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Alley-101-Planning-What-to-Sell-Pricing-345146923 and Part 3 http://theartslave.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Alley-101-Displaying-Your-Work-DOs-n-DONTs-34998855