I know it’s been quite a while since I posted anything here on Digital Artscape. But with a little time off this Christmas season, I decided it was time to get back to being active on the blog. But as always seems to be the case around this time of year, I’ve put a lot of thought into changing how I do things.
Back in June, I accepted a position at a local studio. Since my wife had been out of work for about a year, the steady income was exactly what my family needed at the time. It was easier to make the adjustment from freelance to working for someone else than I thought it would be. There were parts of the job I loved and parts of the job I hated, but there is no question that I learned a lot. The real problem was with another employee though. Without getting into too much detail, it quickly became apparent to me that she and I would not be able to work together. Usually, that’s an easy decision to make – but she was a single mom with two kids, so I decided the best bet was to take my leave. From the second I gave my two weeks notice, I felt relieved.
Shortly thereafter, I accepted a position a new company, still as a photographer, but in a much better environment. And while the hours can be tough, especially with the 45 minute commute each way, I’m much happier!
Anyway, my wife is now back at work and so am I. It makes for a hectic home life and I’ve been trying to spend more time with the family and less at the computer. That’s why I haven’t posted in a while.
Now, I think the blog will be more focused more on images and less on writing. I’ll add snippets when I can, along with tips and techniques as time allows. But for now, this will get me back to actively posting.
I decided I’d share some scenes from what the Christmas season was like for our family in 2013.