Today was also my first day working at Jo Frances Photography Studio. It started off with a photo shoot of a family of 5, and things got crazy really fast... The kids were 9, almost 3, and 5 months old, and super cute. While I didn't take any of the pictures, I got to help with all the backdrops, lighting, posing, and the monumental effort of making the 2 year old stay put, look at the camera, smile, and keep her hair out of her face, all at the same time. I was exhausted! Then after the shoot I got to spend about 3 hours just playing around with photo shop, and there is SO much to learn I don't even know where to begin! I'm going to have to try and work with photo shop a little bit every day so I can learn some of the fun tricks to make ordinary photos into beautiful works of art.
As for Jo, she is a really nice lady, and she is very willing to help me learn and get some practical experience, which is wonderful for me. And oddly enough, one of her assistants is actually from New York originally, so we at least have the US accent thing in common. :) But anyway, one of the things I found kind of cool about Jo is that she actually has a masters in Psychology, but no degree or formal education in photography or art. She thought she wanted to do something in psychology, but changed her mind, and now runs a successful business, has two daughters, and takes beautiful pictures. She's entirely self taught (never did anything like I am doing with her), and she just has an eye for photography and portraits, so she decided to go for it. She is very successful and is even expanding her growing business. Anyway, it gave me some encouragement, maybe I will be able to do something similar... maybe.
Overall, it was a good first day at the studio.