Wednesday, June 15, 2011

palm beach




last weekend d and i went for a day trip to palm beach.  if you're british and recognise this beach you'll also know it as summer bay, from home and away.  last picture is end of the day back on the rooftops where we live for now in bondi.

it's been a month since we arrived.  we're still in sponsorship process, had a couple of offers and know the immigration website by heart almost so baby steps and we'll be there.

meanwhile since i can't work i've been committing myself to my photography.  initially i started this blog to get back into photography and start using it as a way to make a living.  tough career choice, it's all about 'not what you know but who you know' in this industry.  so extra tough since we moved here not knowing anyone.  the last few weeks i've spent researching photographers i enjoy, buying magazines, and cold calling the photographers or agencies.  very frustrating, most people don't want to know but it has been worth the 30 odd calls for the 1 helpful response.

i've joined model mayhem - a website which links photographers, models, make-up artists, stylists and designers etc.  and hope to be doing some test shoots in the near future to add photographs to my portfolio.   and led to the opportunity of helping out with a polaroid shoot for russh magazine's website.

through cold calling i met a very helpful and talented photographer for morning tea in bondi, who i hope to assist in the future.

i've also been entering more competitions such as photoartgallery i have 2 photos on page 114, 1 photo on page 118 and 1 photo on page 126-please vote if you get a minute!

and have been trying to improve my portfolio with the help of this very interesting blog belonging to julia trotti.  a process which has been taking a lot longer than i thought but i do have time on my side.  next job is to figure out a hosting site.  where i can just drop my photos in such as www.carbonmade.com or www.viewbook.com and pay a monthly fee or figuring out how to make one entirely myself using kompoZer which is a free equivalent of dreamweaver but a bit more complex.  please don't hesitate with any advice you may have..