Well what can I say, 2014 has started with a huge bang. Last year I set myself a few goals and I have already achieved 2 of them early on.
Sell my images for book covers, well the first stage of this is complete as I have successfully completed an application to join one of the worlds most premier creative stock libraries. So now this might just happen for me. It takes time and there is a long road ahead but it has really ignited something new inside me and I am so pleased to be working on this as a side project to my core work. As you can see it gives me a different route and really is a way for me to express my creative side. A huge thank you to Dave Wall for all his encouragement with this.
Secondly I just spoke at the Societies Convention.
I think every industry has its professional bodies and in the UK the largest is the SWPP, whom I am a qualified member of. About 11months ago I was invited to be a speaker at this years show, talking about my use of the ProSelect software in my business. It proved to be a very popular discussion with over 50 people attending. It was a proud moment for me as it showed that the hard work and investment I have made in my business is starting to show its just rewards.
I also used the convention to continue my education and reaffirm and hone my skills. Continuous improvement is a large part of my business and is very important to me. I will continue to work with Grand Master Photographer Damian Mcgillicuddy as my personal mentor. He really has pushed me this past 2 1/2 years since meeting him and now my target for 2014 is to attain the next level of my qualification which is an Associateship. So you heard it hear first folks, This time next year I hope to be one more step up the ladder.
I also have a very exciting announcement coming up in the next few weeks which is to do with working with one of the major camera manufacturers. Can not wait to share this information 🙂
I have some fabulous weddings coming up this year, I may even have the chance to shoot one in Central America 🙂 We also have some fabulous Portrait offers coming your way later this year.