Seattle Photographer | A Photography Tip

This week my little blogging group is sharing lessons we have learned recently. I think this will be a really interesting topic, so make sure to click on the link at the bottom of this post to see what the other members have learned in recent weeks.

The lesson that I would like to bring to the table is:

Always Make Time to Shoot for Yourself

Running a photography business can be so overwhelming. Many people view it as a glamorous and fun job, but to be honest, the time shooting is just a fraction of the actual work that is required. Marketing, accounting, website deign, editing, blogging…the list just goes on and on…

I was feeling pretty overwhelmed with it all back in March, especially because taxes were due soon. Fortunately, I made a new friend in this business, Danielle of Dutta Photography, and we decided to go up to Whidbey Island together for a photography adventure and to get some fresh air. Our goal was to photograph a lighthouse and to aimlessly drive around photographing whatever was interesting.

This little photography adventure revived my creativity and motivated me to get things finished with my taxes so I could focus on upcoming shoots. Soon after, I had one of my favorite boudoir shoots to date.

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Now if you have a chance, follow my blogging group all over the globe. Start with my friend, Karen of Karen Cooley Photography, and see what she learned recently!

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LoriApril 16, 2013 - 9:14 pm

What a great idea! It’s so easy to get bogged down and dampen your creativity when you’re preoccupied with the not so creative business side of running a business. I’m glad it worked for you. Nice lighthouse shot and looking forward to seeing your post trip creative sessions that followed!

Huong ForrestApril 16, 2013 - 11:42 pm

I’ve been so guilty of this lately, Ally!!! I took my boys out to shoot with them last week though, luckily!

SarahApril 17, 2013 - 1:32 pm

This is so true. It is so easy to get caught up in the work and not take time for yourself or family. What a great reminder. 🙂

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