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Monday, September 12, 2011

Escaping Monotony and Shooting for Yourself

Photo by Warren Workman
I realize it's been nearly three weeks since my last blog post.  I know this is unacceptable. I've got some nice behind the scenes and lighting videos just around the corner.  This summer has been busy with weddings, family portraits, and other film related gigs to where I just haven't had time to shoot for myself and do anything "just for fun".   Although putting all my efforts in attempting to run a successful photography business is my long term and lifetime goal that requires the majority of my time, it doesn't always provide the rewards and benefits a struggling artist such as myself desires.  This includes financial security and more importantly, artistic fulfillment in my work.  This can lead to frustration, loss of passion, and days that make you want to sell all the equipment and walk away from it all.

To escape from the loathes of day to day monotony, I've had the opportunity to work on several local independent low budget to zero budget films as a Director of Photography or Gaffer.  After all, motion and picture and still photography are very closely related and I take pride in titling myself as a Photographer and Cinematographer.  It's funny how many video guys are afraid of still photography, flashes and strobes while many still photographers are afraid of video and motion picture.
I am a hybrid and have bridged the gap that separates the two.
More images and reckoning after the jump...