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  • Writer's pictureAshley Chapman

Come Spend a Day in My Life as a Photographer

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a professional photographer? Do you want to see how I balance my work and my hobbies, and how I find inspiration in everyday life? If so, you’re in luck! I’m inviting you to come spend a day in my life as a photographer.

What does a typical day look like for me? Well, it depends on the type of project I’m working on, but usually it involves some or all of these activities:

Starting the day by walking my dogs. This is a great way to get some fresh air, exercise, and bond with my furry friends. Sometimes I also take some photos of them or the scenery along the way.

Getting ready with a much needed cup of coffee. Whether it is homemade or if I have an early start, then I grab one at my local coffee shop around the corner from me. Coffee helps me wake up and energize for the day ahead.

Having a morning studio shoot session. This is where I get to unleash my creativity and work with different clients, models, and props. I love experimenting with different poses, backgrounds, and lighting effects to create stunning portraits.

Catching up with a friend over coffee and treats. This is a nice break from work and a chance to socialize and relax. I also enjoy sharing stories and tips with other photographers or creative professionals.

Heading over to an equine shoot at a gorgeous yard in Durbanville. This is one of my favorite types of shoots, as I love horses and capturing their beauty and personality. I also get to meet some amazing people who share my passion for these majestic animals.

Ending the day off perfectly at the farm riding my horse with my friend. This is my way of unwinding and having fun after a busy day. Riding also helps me improve my skills and confidence as a photographer, as I learn to adapt to different situations and challenges.

Heading home to do last minute shoot packaging to send off to some of my clients. This is the final step, where I make sure that the photos are edited, printed, and packaged according to the clients’ preferences. I also add some personal touches, such as thank you notes or stickers, to show my appreciation and professionalism.

As you can see, being a photographer is not just a job, but a lifestyle. It’s full of variety, adventure, and joy. It’s also hard work, but very rewarding.

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