So a few weeks back I replied to an advert who was looking for a fashion photographer to shoot with. I researched what information I could find attached to the company name but at that point nothing was posted online.
So I was a little surprised to receive an email stating that my style was not suitable. Something about the email made we write back as I thought that is was an unfair assumption when I had no details about the job. In fact part of my job is to adapt my style in accordance to my clients needs and aesthetics. Funnily enough I did not get a reply back. It did however remind me why I love my job and that I am always learning new skills to introduce to my work.
As photographers we often do jobs which pay the bills and might not necessarily be in our portfolio. For example I freelanced with a company shooting content for Deliveroo. However, you wouldn't necessarily find these images unless the job I am applying for is relevant. I also find I shoot regular clients differently. You start to know what style they prefer and as such use certain lens and setting. So I guess what I am trying to say is tell me what you're looking for, I might just surprise you!
The days are getting shorter and greyer. While I love to shoot with sunlight it isn't always available in the winter months so you have to be a little more creative and embrace the evening. I had my first night shoot for this winter season. The Albert Bridge made a beautiful backdrop. I thought I would share some of the images I took of Mandavi for her social media page The Red Notebook.
Continuing on from last weeks blog post I wanted to share what keeps me sane during the winter months. As much as I naturally want to hibernate and the fight is real, I noticed more than ever I need to keep up with my fitness. As crazy as it sounds I really need my cold winter runs to keep me happy. It literally makes me tolerate the cold. This made me think of some fitness images I took of Stuart a few weeks back. What is your favourite form of exercise? I enjoy yoga, running and swimming, especially as the gym has a sauna and steam room.
So the days are starting to feel shorter, the morning are fresher and often foggy. Winter is coming. Now, I must confess that as we have had a rather non-existent summer (except for that one week heatwave), I am not ready for those super short days. I struggle to find motivation when those endless grey days hits. However, I am trying to focus on the winter actives that bring me joy. Scented candles, endless cups of tea, warm chunky knits, hot chocolates, tulips and that winter sunshine are what I am looking forward too. What winter actives are you looking forward to?
weekly musing from Rosalind Alcazar Photography