still working out a few kinks (heh heh..i said kinks), but here’s my web site.
i can’t stop posting photos on my other tumblr account for some strange reason (slaps hand). i think it’s because i know i’m reaching a wider audience. i like sharing what i see.
http://www.maladjustedmedia.com
what do you think?

still working out a few kinks (heh heh..i said kinks), but here’s my web site.

i can’t stop posting photos on my other tumblr account for some strange reason (slaps hand). i think it’s because i know i’m reaching a wider audience. i like sharing what i see.

http://www.maladjustedmedia.com

what do you think?

anxious

hey tumblr friends!

i’ve been working hard setting up my photo web site these past few days. i’m almost finished uploading, naming, and organizing things.

naming and describing the photos seems to be the hardest part for me. i’m not sure why, but i like photos so speak for themselves, but i really dislike when a piece of art is listed as untitled. hopefully i didn’t name anything too cheesy.

i’m really anxious to finish the site so i can free up some time to take more photos for you.

- michelle

so close

i’m really close to opening up a little storefront for my photos. i think i found the perfect solution that will handle printing, shipping and payment processing with very little intervention from me. i like this because i would much rather spend my time taking photos than wasting time fiddling with techy stuff. it took me quite a while to find something that would work, and while i’m still kicking the tires on the site’s capabilities, i’m getting excited, and leaning towards dropping a few bucks on it.

a few things i need to think about are…

Pricing (The dreaded pricing and weeeeird zone)

i have set up temporary pricing on the storefront for each photo, but i’m not sure if i’m being reasonable. i don’t want to set pricing too high and scare people away, but i also don’t want to set pricing so low that my photos appear cheap.

i don’t expect to make lots of money selling photos, but people seem to be showing a little interest, which is really cool.

there’s this weird zone people fall in to when showing interest in your photos, or art, or artistic services. if they are friends, you feel bad charging them for anything. and even if you don’t get weirded out by charging your friends, your friends might get weirded out because, hey, friends are friends (or even friends of friends), right? they might think you are not supposed to charge them. Weeeeird.

i think having a store front helps everyone get through the weird zone a little quicker.

Grouping

i have to group photos in to specific categories. i’m not exactly sure how to categorize things yet because it’s something i’ve ever had to do before. should i group things by objects, landscapes, people etc., or should i do more of an artistic grouping of black and whites, abstracts etc.? shit..maybe i should do groupings for all.

i wish i could give you the link to what i have up so far, but I can’t just yet. i want to make sure everything is perfect before sharing. oh, and please please please… I don’t expect anyone who reads my tumblr to buy anything. I’m just sharing in the excitement and process of it all.

and as an extra added bonus to today’s tumblog…

Someone found me on Flickr and wants to buy a couple of my photos. Sweeeeeeeeet.

i’m in a baby photo posting mood lately. i guess it’s because this kid is adorable and i managed to get some great shots of her.
this shot was taken when gracy woke from a nap, which i find is a great time to take photos of babies!

i’m in a baby photo posting mood lately. i guess it’s because this kid is adorable and i managed to get some great shots of her.

this shot was taken when gracy woke from a nap, which i find is a great time to take photos of babies!

Hey friends! Thanks for following me. I hope I don’t disappoint.
This is a photo from my first paid job. My client didn’t want typical pregnancy photos , so we came up with a few ideas that worked for her. A lot of the photos I shot that day were with head gear and a lot of nudes (Go figure, my first paid job was taking photos of a nude pregnant lady!). All of the shots came out really well. I wish I could show all of them to you.
I was really nervous about doing this shoot. It was my first one, I just got my new camera a month before, and I’ve never really been around pregnant women all that much.
The hardest part about the job for me was setting a fee. I never really talked about getting paid to take photos before, and had no idea what to charge, or how to bring up the subject of money. It was awkward, but I managed.
I must have done something right because the client hired me back to take photos of the baby. :-)
I found this pretty decent podcast that talked about how to to work through the fear of charging. Check it out if you’re interested.
overcoming the fear of charging.
- maladjusted

Hey friends! Thanks for following me. I hope I don’t disappoint.

This is a photo from my first paid job. My client didn’t want typical pregnancy photos , so we came up with a few ideas that worked for her. A lot of the photos I shot that day were with head gear and a lot of nudes (Go figure, my first paid job was taking photos of a nude pregnant lady!). All of the shots came out really well. I wish I could show all of them to you.

I was really nervous about doing this shoot. It was my first one, I just got my new camera a month before, and I’ve never really been around pregnant women all that much.

The hardest part about the job for me was setting a fee. I never really talked about getting paid to take photos before, and had no idea what to charge, or how to bring up the subject of money. It was awkward, but I managed.

I must have done something right because the client hired me back to take photos of the baby. :-)

I found this pretty decent podcast that talked about how to to work through the fear of charging. Check it out if you’re interested.

overcoming the fear of charging.

- maladjusted

hey! my name is michelle. my passion is photography, videography and art. if i’m not creating something, or thinking about creating something, i go insane. literally. that’s why i call my business maladjusted media. don’t worry though, i’m totally harmless. :-)
i’ll be updating this blog with photos that i don’t plan to sell. i take lots and lots of photos, so be prepared to follow my life through images. i’ll write some fun stuff about my photo adventures too.
my tiny five photo storefront - http://maladjustedmedia.bigcartel.com/
my e-mail - maladjustedmedia@gmail.com
see you around!

hey! my name is michelle. my passion is photography, videography and art. if i’m not creating something, or thinking about creating something, i go insane. literally. that’s why i call my business maladjusted media. don’t worry though, i’m totally harmless. :-)

i’ll be updating this blog with photos that i don’t plan to sell. i take lots and lots of photos, so be prepared to follow my life through images. i’ll write some fun stuff about my photo adventures too.

my tiny five photo storefront - http://maladjustedmedia.bigcartel.com/

my e-mail - maladjustedmedia@gmail.com

see you around!