Friday, November 11, 2011

The Many Hats of Photography

This week I have chosen images of hats that I have made over the years to represent my thoughts.
Please let me explain... 

After almost 2 months away from daily work on my photography, I am happy to be back in full swing. Sitting down to my computer, I began to prioritize what needed to be done. WOW! So much editing to do in order to get caught up. New galleries to create for the web site. Images to select and upload to my stock agency. Plans to be finalized for an upcoming photo tour. And has it REALLY already been 8 weeks since I last posted a blog entry???

All of these tasks await my action- along with the physical part of my business: printing, framing and preparing for upcoming shows and exhibitions.
I was looking at my long "to do" list when it dawned on me just how many just hats  a photographer wears....

"Wendy, the Photographer," is also:
Wendy- the editor, Wendy- the writer, Wendy- the accountant, Wendy- the printer, Wendy- the promoter, Wendy- the exhibitor, Wendy- the tour planner, Wendy- the book maker, Wendy- the web master, and Wendy- the IT specialist. (and, trust me... I use that term loosely!)
I had never really stopped to realize all the hats I wear to keep my photography alive and fresh.  It's no wonder that my days go so fast!  I can hardly believe we are already approaching the close of 2011 with the holidays right around the corner...
So, I am taking a deep breath and digging in, reminding myself  how happy I am when immersed in my creative process.  Stay tuned for more galleries and blog posts as I return to a more consistent work flow...
As a very talented and successful photographer friend of mine, Brenda Tharp, recently posted on Facebook:
"I'm still alive, really I am, just overwhelmed with photo tours, manuscript editing, and planning out next year. I need six hands right now!"
I see am not alone with what I have realized.  I am sorry I can't offer Brenda or myself more hands right now- I can only offer more hats!!   ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I'll take the hats, Wendy!! Too funny. But it's sooooo true - we wear many many hats and need many many hands to juggle the balls in the air. hang in there!