Though few may have noticed, the content which I post on my social accounts has been a bit haphazard over the past few months. I’m not going to lie. It’s bothered me. Whilst the vast majority use these platforms to post memes, selfies and snaps of their avocado on toast, there are some of us who’s businesses rely on it. Mine continues to do so.
You’ll probably see the type of content on these feeds shift even more over the next few months and become a little more varied . I think more of an ‘honest’ approach is needed which represents the day to day rather than just another platform to host just a selection of my shots from my porfolio. Seeing my little boy grow so quickly and going on so many little adventures as a family offer so many opportunities to me as a photographer. These are the happiest moments in life and therefore must be shared. For years now I’ve shown an interest in video work also, but never really scratched that itch. Perhaps now is the perfect time.
Most people will know I keep my commercial/portraiture work separate from my wedding work. It’s a decision I made right back at the beginning and one which I still stand by to this day. Problem is, in the height of the season I’m flat out on one and not the other. Continuing to post in a similar way to what I once did just isn’t possible, mainly because I’m not shooting as much of that type of content right now. Not only that, with regards to instagram; I’ve never really had a place to share personal content until recently when I’ve began to post bits. I think it’s time I began to share more. Yes it’s great to showcase my work on here (and I’ll continue to do so), but that’s what I have a website for. Also, the engagement on the few personal posts I make is always far higher. I don’t care about likes/views though - I’d rather just a few people really love something rather a whole lot of people like it.
Make no mistake; I’m not stopping photographing fashion/portraiture. People will always be my favourite subjects to shoot. FYI, I have plans for some portrait days before the summer is out. It’s just a slight change of direction coupled with a bit of acceptance that there’s no point in restricting myself to particular types of post. It get’s a little boring if I’m just regurgitating the same thing over and over anyway. So much goes on behind the scenes and beyond the final shot - it’s a shame not to share some more of that.
Watch this space.