Ah yes, the first day after a long weekend. Phone hasnâ€™t rang once.
I got my first excuse to use the new camera for something â€œincome generatingâ€ last week: Corporate-Style photos of one of my clientâ€™s employees.
Yes, I know Iâ€™m taking food off the table of the hard working men and womenâ€™s table who are part of the Sears Portrait Hack Legion â€“ but I can justify my trespasses by remembering that photography was indeed my major in college.
Really what it boils down to was the companyâ€™s CEO, (a ruthlessly penny-pinching, bullying, corporate, power lesbian), figured she could save a few hundred dollars if they called in the designer with his fancy new digital camera.
Iâ€™ve been dubbed the companyâ€™s â€œpet art-fagâ€ and have developed a wonderful, casual rapport with the employees. (Relax any of you thinking that theyâ€™re horrible for nick-naming me this â€“ the company is gay owned and 80% of their employees are gay and lesbian).
I spent a couple of hours doing the necessary â€œgrip-and-grinâ€ shots for use on their website, but not without toying with each person and snapping off a few extra shots for myself. â€œDieselâ€ shown above is one of my favorite employees there.
I remembered how much I enjoy being behind the camera before I essentially abandoned the craft to pursue my career as a designer.
I promised myself that sad day when we hawked my Nikon F4 that I would revisit the craft when I felt that digital technology came of age. Thanks to chrisglass for introducing me to the Sony CyberShotâ„¢ line, as well as so many other things, which have not only enhanced my work, but my life too. (schmoopy gooopy sounds).
As it turns out â€“ Iâ€™ve got the client interested in using these â€œouttakesâ€ for some progressive ad spots in GLBT-specific, (and other bleeding edge), publications. …. Humph.. Who-da-thunk?
Calling it an early day to drop prints and proofs off and go check in on the depressed mojobear whoâ€™s at home babysitting the contractor whoâ€™s working on our den-to-be. Besides, on such a slow day, if I say at the office, I may be tempted to blog.