I didnt leave my mojo in here did I?

I didnt leave my mojo in here did I?

15 posts
22 Jan 2017
FlashBangWallop
Photographer
FlashBangWal..
Cant seem to find it anywhere ...

Posted 23 Jan 2017
HowardJ
Photographer
HowardJ
Have you looked down the back and sides of the sofa?

Posted 23 Jan 2017
paulcase
Photographer
paulcase
Happens to us all at some point. I find spending money I don't have on kit I don't need really helps
Posted 23 Jan 2017
FlashBangWallop
Photographer
FlashBangWal..
Its happened before but never for so long. If its happened to you you'll realise its not a sympathy thing...losing your mojo is just losing all inspiration to take images - losing ones excitement about making "wonderful" images of gorgeous models - I have some ace shoots planned...but I just can't seem to get excited about them as before.

Other things are drawing my attention elsewhere so its not a "poor me Ive lost the will to live" type thing.

So why post here? **** knows. I do miss the thrill of a good shoot though.

I can't spend more money. I havn't got any.

Annual rent for studio is due in 3 weeks. I need to make a decision.

Any suggestions to help find my mojo?




Posted 23 Jan 2017
paulcase
Photographer
paulcase
Doug Where is your studio? Im only up the road, if you fancy a brew and a chat maybe we could think of something different to re light your mojo, happy to meet for a chat if you fancy? I might want to hire your studio either way so at least your post has some purpose Paul
Posted 23 Jan 2017
FlashBangWallop
Photographer
FlashBangWal..
ah thanks Paul I don't hire it out though and Im not really a chatty person hate to be so anti-social after you've made a kind offer...its just how I am though.... thanks for your kindness actually I have had a studio share partner before and, yes, your post did make me think of advertising for another one. seems like the right time to do it again. thanks again
Posted 23 Jan 2017
Rawandthecooked
Photographer
Rawandthecoo..
Had a quick look, no sign!

Posted 6 Feb 2017
FlashBangWallop
Photographer
FlashBangWal..
ah thanks. i thought I caught a glimpse of it but was mistaken. I actually got paid for a shoot. (Go me!!) I think if I can't find it after a paid shoot then I'm doomed.

Posted 6 Feb 2017
BigEarsPix
Photographer
BigEarsPix
In my case I've always found that losing your mojo and winter go hand in hand.

Posted 6 Feb 2017
Bob
Photographer
Bob
FlashBangWallop

Cant seem to find it anywhere ...

Have you looked behind the fridge?
It's amazing what you can find if you move it.
frown

Posted 8 Feb 2017
FlashBangWallop
Photographer
FlashBangWal..
nope not there either but....I do have a studio partner sorted now so that's given me some breathing space for another year. so...thanks @paulcase for the suggestion. It has helped enormously
Posted 8 Feb 2017
MG
Photographer
MG
FlashBangWallop
ah thanks Paul I don't hire it out though and Im not really a chatty person hate to be so anti-social after you've made a kind offer...its just how I am though.... thanks for your kindness actually I have had a studio share partner before and, yes, your post did make me think of advertising for another one. seems like the right time to do it again. thanks again
I mean this in the nicest possible way but thatbwas a tereible response... identical response to what i would have thought but that might be your problem..... i had a studio a few years back and got to a stage that i would dread people coming to it.... I'd have to stand there and chat to them about equipment or tbe weather. I'd have to yave so much patience if i hired my studio because all snappers wanted was to come an hour eary, drink tea and char about lenses or models that they worked with being bitches for not opening their legs on demand!!! The conclusion that I cane ro.... Get Out!! What was the lesson I learned? You have to like people, you have to like networking and you have to have a desire for the product..... I never had any of those so I just got out of my studio and gave thw keys back at the end ofvthe lease.... Maybe thats your answer too.....
Posted 20 Feb 2017
redbaron
Photographer
redbaron
MG

I mean this in the nicest possible way but thatbwas a tereible response... identical response to what i would have thought but that might be your problem..... i had a studio a few years back and got to a stage that i would dread people coming to it.... I'd have to stand there and chat to them about equipment or tbe weather. I'd have to yave so much patience if i hired my studio because all snappers wanted was to come an hour eary, drink tea and char about lenses or models that they worked with being bitches for not opening their legs on demand!!! The conclusion that I cane ro.... Get Out!! What was the lesson I learned? You have to like people, you have to like networking and you have to have a desire for the product..... I never had any of those so I just got out of my studio and gave thw keys back at the end ofvthe lease.... Maybe thats your answer too.....


Interesting point. If you shoot people then really you have to enjoy being with people. You can be shy, nervous, struggle initially with personal relationships but if you just dont like or want to be round people then photographing them is simply not for you. Better to join a site like say Photigy https://www.photigy.com/premium-photography-courses/

That way you can enjoy your photography and the studio without having to interact directly with others day in day out
Posted 20 Feb 2017
MG
Photographer
MG
Apologies for the typos in the previous post. I was typing on a mobile not being able to see what I was typing. Personally I'm not particularly a people person. I am very good with strangers for a short amount of time but not for long periods so I think it is more about deciding what you like and then focussing your business on that part. People either warm to me very quickly or they form an opinion that they don't like me so don't want to do business with me. My humour is what I am loved for but also disliked for. My humour is a part of me and I've learnt to use it to get me more work. So on another note, when I had a studio I found it difficult because you get the wow factor at first.... 'I have a studio' and then you feel successful because models want to work with you for free. But then you start to think why free if I am good, they should pay me or better still someone else pay me to shoot with them. Thats an old arguement though. You just end up chasing your own tail though. I knew it wasn't for me so I got out. I didn't feel any sense of failure, i didn't close down my photography business, It made me persue other sides and I went on to take photography workshops with 20 people at a time. I made sure i had a very chatty assistant that was great at small talk and it left me to concentrate on my skill and sharing my knowledge. That made me more of a people person by far.... I didn't write this as a success story but just to give others including the original poster some kind of hope that you can get your mojo back, you just have to do what you enjoy.... There is no such thing as a successful or an unsuccessful person, we are all 'work in progress' Good luck
Posted 20 Feb 2017
FlashBangWallop
Photographer
FlashBangWal..
Thanks MG and I **DO** realise you meant it in a nice way (as stated)....but I ain't going to be changing how I am. I quite like it....not having to be chatty because I dont want to be. I find honesty is always the best policy so I dont agree it was a terrible response. The studio was never a for profit venture...and I do get paid shoots that pays for its upkeep. I have other hobbies/ventures now which are far more lucrative and use my creative talent equally but don't quite give me the buzz of a good shoot. That's really the ONLY part I miss. So there is some mojo lurking down there somewhere. Anyhow - I appreciate you mean well... @redbaron - Im not shy, nervous etc...I'm just not chatty...I prefer myself that way If I feel the need to better myself photographically I'll take another gander at that site, thanks.
Posted 20 Feb 2017
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