Monday, March 28, 2011

Busy Weekend

I had a busy weekend.  On Saturday Jo, Amanda and I went up to the Pet Expo in Calgary.  It was fun to hang out, shop and see lots of different dogs and people. I bought a few things, but nothing too exciting.

The green thing on Lacey's collar is on of the things I bought - it is to hold tags so you can transfer them to collar to collar. I added it to her collar, but haven't added the tag yet!  LOL
Sunday I went to a Photography Club field trip.  We were photographing people inside. I was pretty excited to go as I was curious to see how to "manage" a model.  I learned a lot.  But most of all, I learned that it was NOT my cup of tea.  At all.  All the fussing to get the model to stand properly, to get the lights in the right spot, to get the lights to the right strength, etc. etc.  It was too... slow?  finicky? staged? I'm not sure.  It just wasn't me and I don't think it ever will be.  There is a lot of knowledge and skill that goes into getting beautiful portrait pictures and it is a learning curve I have no urge to tackle. I'm glad I figured that out.

So instead, I headed off to the dog park to meet Marlin. It was so much more relaxing.  And then I came home and re-evaluated what I wanted to do with my photography.

Last fall I had kind of decided I didn't want to photograph many more dog sport events.  They are a whole lot of fun, but they aren't profitable - at all.  Apparently I've forgotten how much work (and how little money I make) as I've decided I want to do them again.  The days shooting are always fun, the dogs are amazing to watch and now that we have a trailer, my expenses will be less if I need to travel.  So I'm going to give it one last kick at the can this summer and see how it goes. In just one night I managed to line up a Lure Coursing event and an Agility event!  I'm already looking forward to them.

With a little luck, things will start to fall in place.  Just like Lacey always does.


miradukesadie said...

Are you going to drive the trailer up yourself! :) Brave girl!

Paws on the Run said...

Yup! I'm going to practice first though. Marlin has promised to give me lessons.

Anonymous said...

hey were you guys taking pictures at the First Choice centre? I was coming out of the pool and there seemed to be an awful lot of people with cameras etc. walking around...
Sarah B.

Paws on the Run said...

Sarah - that was probably a group of people from the club. We split into 2. I was in Anderson Hall.