I’m really fortunate to live where I do and I know that I’m also very fortunate to have a career I love doing. 1 million people visit the small town of Kenmare each year and we’ve only got a poplutation of 3000 or so. If you’ve not been you must come, it’s the gateway to two astonishing peninsulas and there’s always something going on.
Photography is a tough industry, there are many many photographers struggling to follow the same path. Not only does there need to be something noticeably different about my work but I’m always thinking about ways I can build up the traffic.
I’m now beginning to think that every day without rain (few at the moment) is an opportunity to deliver new work. Am seeing the outdoors in our town as like having a 100 different photography studios.
So in 2015 I’m going to begin to to look at how I can make the most of the number of people travelling to our town. I can’t imagine that someone will come all the way to Kenmare from Boston or New York, JUST to have an image taken by me.>> But I would like to think that if that did happen, it may generate new leads if clients saw my work hung as a frame in a different land.
I’m not really sure what the purpose of this blog post actually is, maybe I just want to show that am keen for more work or perhaps it’s just a mental note to remind myself to keep growing the business little by little!
In other news, I’m delighted to announce that the IPPA have welcomed me to their fold. Many will know that I’m an active member of the BIPP (and will remain to be so) but it did seem appropriate to join alongside other working photographers here in Ireland. The IPPA hold regular competitions and awards, so if I ever contact you and ask if you don’t mind me entering one of your portraits, you can rest assured that I think it was pretty good.
All the best for 2015 to everyone. I’ll be starting my portrait days at Reenagross again in about a month’s time, and then I’ve a special announcement about first communion portrait packages that I hope everyone will be excited about. Always happy to talk about any photography ideas, weddings, christenings, etc.
If I can help at all my number is 0879 491 002
Best wishes Nick