Those of you that know me, know that I struggled in OH to find my place and establish a new career. The hard part about running your own home business was deciding exactly what to do every day. I had plenty of time on my hands, but was constantly faced with the question of how best to use it? I'll readily admit, I didn't always (or maybe even often) make the right decisions. I had a lot of false starts, and smacked up hard against some brick walls. But I evidently did a few things right. I made some good friends and future contacts both personally and professionally. The two often overlap. I'm finding now that the relationships that I developed there are continuing to pay dividends.
I often assuaged my battered ego by telling myself that I've been spending the last two years giving myself continuing education; my own master's course in multi-media communication. The resources were all there so I dug deep into learning to shoot and edit audio and video, build acceptable web pages, make motion graphics, use social media for marketing, and in general learn the tools I would need to continue being relevant in a world where just being a "photographer" simply isn't enough.
|Green Screen Set in Myrtle Beach, SC.|
The good news is that I'm working on the post production now, but (dare I say it?) it looks like everything came off without a hitch. Now I've got another project coming up that will further stretch my skills but it feels like I'm finally back on track.