Quick PSA: CMP & Sit.Stay.Snap. are closed for a holiday break from Wednesday, December 21, 2011 through Tuesday, January 3, 2012. All business related emails and voice mails will be returned beginning January 4th. Don’t forget to stop back by on January 1st for the debut of CMP’s new look!
With the end of 2011, my annual wrap-up and a quick look back at this year’s weekly images posted each Monday:
Biz wise, I began cutting back on the session options/types I shot earlier this year so I could focus on other areas of photography that I wanted to pursue/improve. I also attended Imaging USA last January when PPA held their annual conference in San Antonio; I learned a lot and discovered some new products while at the expo. The weather this year impacted a lot of what I was able to shoot landscape, wildlife, and plant-wise, so I’m enjoying the rainy season we’re having now that’s allowing me to photograph something green again — even if it is winter! With year’s end, I made an announcement on Christmas Eve that alters the course of what CMP will be focused on for the foreseeable future.
Personally, its been a year of ups and downs — travel plans altered several times, lost one beloved canine to a tick illness, Pokie — the Queen of the farm — was attacked by a coyote & has recovered, though she’ll have a limp for the rest of her days, some unexpected changes at my day job, and so much more I’ve chosen not to go into publicly out of respect for the privacy of others involved – so I’m quite ready for 2012 to be here.
In a few weeks I’ll temporarily re-enter grad school to pick up an extra class that wasn’t offered at the time I graduated back in 2006 … and hopefully next fall I’ll begin teaching part time at the juco level in addition to my day job and weekend pet photography sessions. I have a few long weekend trips in mind for 2012 and perhaps a semi-decent roadtrip that weather and illness won’t thwart this time around. There’s already quite a few pet sessions booked for early 2012, so some of those will pop up here on the blog in the coming months along with images from 2011 trips I still haven’t finished processing!
Happy New Year 2012 to all of you!