Part of the fun and pleasure of being a photographer is seeing the finished images after a shoot, whether it be a wedding, seniors, portraits, etc. The icing on the cake is when the client shows appreciation of the images, and likes your vision.
I have had individual photos published in magazines, books and newspapers over the years. But none were quite the same as when my photos were used in an article for an airline magazine, and I got the cover shot. You never know when a photo session will catch on and perpetuate itself over a period of time. I volunteered to photograph a young Somali Fashion Designer, and her fashions modeled by her friends. The designs were beautiful and full of color, and the young ladies that displayed them could not have done a better job. The entire shoot was fun, and turned out some fabulous images. The designer, Sahro'Uji Hassan, used the images in her portfolio to gain acceptance at a Fashion and Design School at Mount Ida College in Boston, MA. A couple of the images were used by National Public Radio on their web site, as well as the International Public Radio. Stories have been done on Sahro and her designs by the Lewiston Sun Journal, the Boston Globe, Saudi Aramco World magazine and finally Circa.
Circa is the publication of the Somali Airlines. My photos accompanied the article on Sahro, and was featured on the cover of the magazine. I am very proud of the photos that were used, and the magazine publishers did a great job with the color reproduction.
The Studio is open for business, and it is time to start thinking of those springtime Family Photo sessions. And, it is never too early to schedule Senior photos if you will be graduating next year. I have expanded the Studio and added another room for props and equipment. This gives more room for shooting those award winning Portraits and Headshots. Do you need to update your Model Portfolio, and have a new Headshot for a Pageant you are entering? I also cater to Corporate Headshots for use in company literature and social media. Would you like a new photo for your website or Facebook page?
Apologies are in order for those of you that follow me on Facebook. Somehow I was hacked last weekend, and someone tried to contact a lot of my friends with a scam offer. I do not know how this happened as my passwords are a random combination of letters, numbers, uppercase, lowercase and special characters, and very hard to crack. It took several hours to clean this up and change passwords to everything. It should be safe again to follow me on Facebook and like my Jim Walker Photography page. Thank you for your patience, and for all of you that alerted me that something was very wrong.
When my Facebook page was hacked, I happened to be out photographing one of my favorite events of the the year, The World's Greatest Sleigh Rides. There is something majestic in seeing the Percheron, Belgium and Halflinger draft horses pulling sleighs full of happy people through the snow. The event is put on every year to benefit the Pine Tree Society, a Maine non-profit that helps handicapped and disabled children and adults.
I will be photographing a Pageant the end of the month, and hopefully several studio sessions. So, until next time, thank you reading what I have been up to.