Today I sat at my desk with every intention of organising myself for everything that has to be done over the coming week with ordering my book and organising prints for exhibition. None of that went to plan.. I got carried away updating my website, which then took all day… Ooops!
However, It did need doing! I have had an incomplete about me page for about 6 months now so am glad I finally got that completed even though I hate writing about myself. I think it’s about up to date now, however, I will have some more work to do on it once I receive my wedding album in order to try and promote them.
Although it’s not what I had planned for today, still a productive day!
To view my website click on the link www.sadiecarterphotography.org
Yesterday we ran a cake sale in order to help raise funds towards our exhibition catalogue, the day was a big success raising nearly £200! It was good to see people on the course come together as a team and help bake cakes and help make the day a success.
I nice break from uni work for the day!
For awhile now I have been getting interests for baby shoots in a studio. I have for a while now wanted to move my business forward to offer studio portraits as well as the outdoor shoots I do. So tonight I took that step and ordered several backdrops for some upcoming shoots I have booked in.
These are the backdrops and floor I ordered!
I have recently spoken about Alans slides that I looked through with him the other day, since this I have been receiving different opinions as to whether or not to pursue the idea further whether that be on a light box or through a projector.
I have decided to use a slide projector alongside my images which I am thinking of having several A4 framed images. I have been in the studio with Jamie today testing out the projectors they have here at uni, which would be much better for me to use one of those as they weigh a ton!
Jamie also wanted to check that the projector would be safe to use as he said they do have tendencies to start smoking, which I do not want to happen in the middle of the exhibition.
I was really happy with the results and it has made me excited for whats to come, I love the quality ans the colours it shows and it was fasinating to me as I haven’t ever used a slide projector before. There is also a way of making the slides rotate on the own which is essentinal for the exhbition.
The projector holds 80 slides so I will be going to visit Chan and Alan this week to pick out the slides I would like. Overall I am happy that this will be a part of my work.pr
Last week we had an interesting talk from Laura Bird, Laura is so good at making things easy to understand and the standard that is expected in the working world once we leave university. The first thing I thought when hearing about this talk was.. ‘when was the last time I even looked at my CV let alone update it!’. We were acked to bring in a copy og our CV so i spent the night before adding some bits on but also getting rid of any old errelvant jobs to make it more photography focused.
The talk was really helpful, but not only that it also highlighted to me how important it is to keep my CV not only updated but in relvance to the job that I am applying to.
Exhibition number 3 has come around quickly and from the work I have seen so far the quality in work as improved again. Its really interesting to see how other students work has prpgressed since I last saw it and it has made me excited to see how our final show will come together with all the different types of photography.
Also today we had a exhibition catalogue meeting where we discussed the events in place for more fund raising. There are several events in place and I have volunteered to help at the bake sale next Wednesday.
Things are moving so fast now with only 2 weeks of teaching time left.
If you haplen to be around tomorrow night go have a look at our interm show in the creative arts building!
Today I have been working on my wedding album portfolio, over the past few weeks I have been busy going through my past weddings and choosing my best images to create a portfolio. This portfolio will not just be used to showcase my work, but also to try and sell wedding albums that I will be adding to one of my wedding packages once it is complete. The album is a start for getting together my work for wedding fayres that I will soon be attending.
When beginning the editing process for my portfolio I underestimated how big of a work this would be. I need to get the album perfect and pick images that i hopefully won’t look at and hate in a few months time.
I am using a software called simwire through sim imagaing. They offered me 40% off my first portfolio album which is really helpful as they aren’t cheap. Anyway 12 hours on the computer today and here are a few sample pages…..
I’m going to look at it again with fresh eyes in the morning and hopefully will be ordering this weekend!
If you’re interested in using sim imaging here is their website http://simimaging.co.uk