Taking that next leap

Most of my close family and friends know that at the end of March my job of over 12 years will end.  What the future holds is a wide open book.

So what are you going to do?

I don’t really know.  I tell people that my plan is that I don’t have a plan. What do I want to do….?

Well I want to travel.  I am looking at a trip out west to include stops in the Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Mount Rushmore and more…  These locations should yield some breath-taking photos.  I plan to get some sunrises and sunsets as well as hope to not be eaten by a bear or other wildlife.

I don’t know why, but I really want to open a studio.  I want a place that I can shoot portraits, showcase my portfolio, and be able to offer the space to other photographers who are starting out like myself.  This in itself will be the scariest leap of them all.  I have some gear and studio props, but I’d need way more.

It would be nice to not have to worry about the weather outside when planning shoots.  Just look outside now, cold, could snow or rain at any moment.  Now try to book sessions and make plans only to have to cancel at the last minute because the weather changed.  It would also be nice to not have to drive an hour to the rental studio in Columbus to shoot an hour session and then come back home another hour.  It is also easier to get clients to drive the 15-20 minutes to someplace local.