One day while sitting at my desk, editing photos from recent shoot, I received an email. It was a request for a particular photo. The client wanted a “ high-resolution, landscape photo of a wall. My first thought was “really?!”I then had to slip into my artisan/craftsman mindset. I had realized a product was needed and I had to produce it. I create bespoke images for my place of work and no matter what they ask, at the end of the day, I have a job.
Don’t Run From Irritating Task
A steady photography job, at first glance, is a good thing, and you know what? It is! However, it comes with a certain set of issues which can be troublesome. The most important thing I do, as a photographer, is keep an open mind. Create when asked. There are times when a request makes me scratch my head. I then remember, there is a paycheck and there will be time to be creative later. When asked to do something irritating, or even challenging, my job is to produce something my client finds practical, working with the tools I have. Devoting myself to the craft of photography means dealing with the mundane along with the exciting.