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Back on the Post!

Hey! 

It's been a while since my last post.  Been super busy and getting things organized in my life.  One thing I've learned in working for myself is GIVE VALUE! That will return itself 100 fold.  Stick to your guns, do what you believe and give value.  I've learned that and knowing how to sell yourself on what you can do is key.

I am going to say that networking is key in any business.  There will be the "BS" clients that will come your way but that's just given with any type of work.  Learn to deal with those and keep the ones you like happy and they will give value back in one way or another.  

It is true that if your business does not make it past the 5 year mark then you probably did something wrong to not make it that far.  Either not meeting enough people or not wanting to work as many hours as you needed.  That is what I'm learning in working for myself.  Doesn't matter on what you want.  You can WANT to be filthy rich, WANT to have that super nice house, WANT to have that nice car.  But if your not wanting to put in the time to make it work then your doing something wrong.  Complaining about how much your actually working or your not making enough money doesn't cut it in this world.  If your sleeping from 9PM-7AM every single day, watching every single sports game that fits your fancy, every popular show of the season, and complaining about how your life isn't great.  THEN CHANGE IT UP! Find another job that you can work between 9PM-7AM, sleep a little less, and make extra cash.  

Don't be concerned about what other people think.  It's not their life, its yours.  If your satisfied with how your life is then this post isn't for you.  This post is for those who want to do more in their life or feel that there is something lacking.  Go utilize your time and stop complaining about not having enough time, cut the fat out of your life and do something productive.  

Felt like making this post on the realization that has come to me in this year.  You can make your own money if you 100% put yourself in the business and be consistent.  If you feel like or KNOW that your lacking in funds. FIND A JOB TO SUPPLEMENT IT! All you have in life is time.  Only you can make use of that.  Give people value and you will get value back in one way or another.  Make expectations and don't bite more than you can chew.  Pay people what they are worth and on time.  

Everyone has potential but not everyone is meant for that lifestyle.  But if you are the type and KNOW KNOW yourself. Do that hustle and work.  Nothing in this life comes easy and cheap.  You will either pay for it through time or money or both.  Learn from it and learn yourself.

✌🏼

Don

My First Wedding Video Shoot

So here I am with another blog and I'm actually surprised with myself on how I handled my first wedding shoot.  Mind you I didn't take photos for it but video.  It was a great learning experience and found out first hand that nothing goes as you plan.  But that is life and you have to be flexible with how the cards falls and learn how to pick it up.  My first fault was making assumptions which now I know not to do especially during events, always prepare for the worst.  I assumed that the groom would be in the same hotel getting ready and that did not happen at all.  So I drove over to the location where the event would be taking place and got some shots over there of the groom getting ready and drove back to the hotel and got the girls getting ready.  Then drove back to the event location and waited for both the bride and groom.  If it wasn't for my friend Cari who came to help me out and give me moral support I don't think I could of done it as well if she wasn't there.  I 100% owe her a nice dinner to say thank you! Any who I ended up being there for about 2:30pm? to about 10:30-11? so it was a full day of recording and being on my toes and getting enough b-roll to tell a nice story. I was shooting with my Canon 80D and also had my drone.  The lenses I used throughout the night was my 18-135mm Canon STM, 10-22mm USM, and 50mm f/1.4.  I think these did the job for me.  Only complaint on myself is getting faster lenses or just lenses that are fixed aperture so I didn't have to consistently change the F-Stop to adjust for me zooming in and out to get the right shots.  But you live and learn and go with the punches.  Make the gear work for you instead of you working for the gear.

Overall I was very happy with the end result and the clients were very happy which is 99.99% of what matters in this type of service.  

If you interested in watching the 1 min video I made for social media, Link is down below!

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