So, I’m seriously considering starting a “real” photography business. I’ve been photographing stock for a few years now, and always told myself that I would never get into boring portrait work, but I think I’ve found a balance. I’ve basically decided to apply my “style” of photography (lifestyle, people being themselves) and focus my portrait services towards children and babies. I’ll definitely photograph adults too … just not the cheesy-unnatural-pose-and-smile-way that I dread oh-so much. ;)
I’m currently in the process of switching my website to PhotoBiz, which is a very user-friendly, simple and easy to use flash-based portfolio website. I have used Foliolink for the last year, and while the site looks great, it’s not so easy to customize. (Plus it’s more expensive!) I also wanted to be able to allow my customers to place orders and send them to me through my website, and PhotoBiz has a great setup for that as well.
So, wish me luck! I’ll be building my portfolio over the next few months, scouting locations (see my photo above), and hope to have my website and business up-and-running by Spring-time. I definitely have my work cut-out for me! :)