Growing up here in Roanoke was fantastic, but after being here for a very very long time, like anywhere I'm sure, you tend to not look at the greatness. I love going back into my library and finding images of Roanoke that I took almost 10 years ago. It's somewhat a perspective of age and also Roanoke. Here are some I pulled out and wanted to share with you. This has provided me with a perspective and love for my city! Hope you enjoy!
It's been a while since we last let the WWW know what BWLP has been up to. One recent amazing shoot was actually between Raleigh, NC and Roanoke, VA with a surprising twist. This home is Leed and Passive certified and is absolutely one of the most intricate and beautiful homes we have seen. From the small details to the large, nothing was forgotten with the design and expertise from Kaplan and Thompson Architects. We were very excited to be a part of this project!
Creating relationships is the number one aspect in managing a photography business. I was talking to a colleague the other day that just quit his "Real" job back in June to become a freelance shooter. He wanted to know what the "secret" is... Truth be told. There is no secret. The best advice I can give is hold strong to your work, but approach it as a business and not a hobby. Only produce the work you want people to see and work hard on creating those relationships. Sometimes it takes years to get your foot in the door, but don't just put it on cruise control then. Always give options to your client and go out of your way to make them understand you want the best for them, because at the end of the day, it's your name on the work and you want the best for yourself and your photography business.
So hold strong to your work, keep shooting, and create those relationships.
We've all accumulated tons of gear and tried different lights, different set ups and different approaches. The next time you go out on a shoot just take one light and force yourself to use it. It will open up new approaches for you. Here are a few selects from a shoot with one continuous light. Cheap and easy. CHEAP LIGHT!