Friday, June 29, 2007

I started a blog

Welcome to the first post in my blog. I wanted to share behind-the-scenes photos and thoughts about my photography business.

At the current time, I am 39 years old and about eight years into my second career as a photographer. My first career as an advertising account executive ended when my boss-at-the-time bravely told me what I had known for about a year: I had become burnt out and it was time for me to find another line of work.

Like most advertising professionals, I was a decent writer with a solid command of spelling, grammar and all other areas of written communication. (Before I fell in love with advertising, I thought I was going to be a journalist.) But, now that my main trade tools are a camera, Photoshop and the right side of my brain, my left side has dulled a bit. Like other skills, writing is something that needs to be practiced in order to remain sharp.

I'm also doing this blog to promote my business. I am lucky that I have been able to support myself and my family with a job that I honestly love to do. I'm so lucky to have found photography and every day feels like my first day in my new career. Since I get to travel often, I have documented some interesting people and places around the world. This blog will be where I share those images and stories, showing potential clients what it's like to work with us.

Another reason I wanted to do this blog is I wanted some sort of growing documentation of my career, as it moves along. You could say that my images themselves provide enough of a documentation of what I do and I now have about 1.5TB (that's terrabytes or 1,500,000 megabytes) of images on my hard drives. But, if I get hit by a bus tomorrow, I don't want my kids to have to open up each 160mb file to see what their father did for a living.

From week-to-week, I will try to take the time to post but please forgive me if there are large gaps between postings. Feel free to leave comments and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!


row17 said...

Hi Corey,

Went through the entire blog...and actually did not get bored!;) As a matter of fact, I found the photos and your editorial rather interesting. I always enjoy looking at beautiful Photo Art. I'm certain other people, both in the business and the usual blogger wanting to see who is writing a better blog, will enjoy this site as well. Then again, let me say this in all modesty and being that I am your Father; we all know the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Best wishes,

Love, Dad

Felipov said...

I also went through the entire blog.
I've read 75% of the posts which is amazing. I never read so much of a blog.
I'll keep an eye on yours.
And besides the pics which are so beautiful, your writing is so smooth and likable. I guess that's why I'vre read so much.
All the best.

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