As I mentioned before, Travis bought me a new camera in November. He purchased a Canon Rebel, which is a digital SLR. Our sweet brother in law had some extra camera lenses, so we have been experimenting with a few different lenses to help us determine what we will most likely purchase in the future.
Because of these experiments I have been really looking at things differently. My mind is constantly wondering what things would look like from a different angle, in a different light, etc. Overall, I have just been burning to take some pictures!
Last night I had a dream (keep in mind, I rarely remember my dreams) that I offered all of our neighbors photo shoots, which allowed me to earn some extra cash and meet our neighbors at the same time. In my dream I had advertised a special to our neighborhood, allowing everyone to have a photo day for a pretty reasonable amount. I am by no means a professional photographer, but I do think this would be fun. If I ever did this, I would just offer the photo shoot for a small fee, and give a digital copy of the photos. I can print 4 x 6 proofs as well as part of the package, but then the fee would have to go up slightly. Since I can print up to 13 x 19 in house, I could offer print packages as well. Of course those wouldn’t be included in the fee.
What are some pros and cons that you guys see? Has anyone done anything like this, and if so what did you learn from the experience? Please leave any comments you would like, along with tips or things to look out for! I am by no means looking at going pro or doing this for a living… I love my job right now, but rather it is just a hobby that I think other people can benefit from.