My obsession with all things photographic

Archive for May, 2010

What I do when I don’t shoot news

People often ask what I do to make money. Freelance is drying up, news doesn’t pay like it used to and I have bills to pay. Enter families. They like pictures, especially when they have little babies. Moms like pictures of babies. I like to take pictures. Match made in heaven.

Somehow over the years I have gotten this reputation that I don’t like kids. I don’t know how this started. I like kids. I don’t want any of mine, but I like kids. As long as I can give them back to their rightful caregivers. So this works out good. I get to have my fun and take pictures, I get to provide something that makes people smile, I get to pay my bills.

I like having regular clients, be it news editors or parents. You build up a rapport. You know what they like and what they don’t like. You get to make the best image to tell the story.

Here’s to years and years of shooting this little angel.