1. Artrageous!28 was incredible on Saturday night. It’s been a while being out of the art scene, but I am busting my toosh trying to make it back in. Its almost my one year graduation anniversary and I feel like I haven’t accomplished anything. This year will be different.

     

  2. Thoughts

    The best wedding I ever shot, I was the assistant photographer. All of the weddings that I shot by myself were all check lists and very much “get the picture get the picture get the picture.” Having another photographer there alleviated the pressure and allowed me to go from “how do I capture this special moment?” to “how do I capture this moment and make it special.”

     

  3. Client Negotiations

    TLDR: Read this awesome helpful article about negotiating with clients and pricing by The Freelancer’s Union

    https://www.freelancersunion.org/blog/2014/02/25/secrets-client-negotiation-poker-face/


    This is something that I constantly struggle with as a (now) working professional and as someone new to the freelancing world. This week has been a great week for me and my business and I was contacted by two people about wedding work later in 2014. My potential wedding count for this year is now up to a grand total of three yes, THREE weddings! This brings into question the cost of photographing a wedding. The questions I ask myself are:

    How long is this going to take?
    Am I going to have to take time off work?
    How far away is it?
    (And then come the zingers)
    How much experience do I have?
    How am I going to be the photographer they want?
    And ultimately….. How much am I worth?

    I’ve done five weddings in my short career and learned a lot. The most important being the price. I’ve been shorted and taken advantage of due to inexperience, but that’s how you gain experience right? I have found a couple of resources that are very helpful including this awesome article by The Freelancer’s Union.

    https://www.freelancersunion.org/blog/2014/02/25/secrets-client-negotiation-poker-face/

    This article talks about the “poker face” involved in negotiations and how to reach a deal confidently and how to make it work well for everyone involved. Also ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers) has great info on writing contracts and tons of webinars on running your freelance business. I hope I gave you all a little insight into the emerging freelancer’s world and gave you a good resource. If you have any info you think I would like to see please send it along!

     
  4. crikeyitsbrewah:

    I’m just going to close my eyes and swipe my card. #artistproblems

    Yup. I spent 16 craploads on framing supplies today to get my work ready for the Artrageous!28 auction. I won’t know until after Feb. 21st if I made it into the live auction for a second time. Gosh I really hope so!

     
  5. Out at Johnny D’s in Somerville photographing The Gravel Project

    Copyright Jade Brewer 2014

     

  6. Artrageous!28

    Both of my submitted pieces were accepted into the auction this year! Let’s see if I can make the Live Auction a second time

     
  7. crikeyitsbrewah:

    I haven’t really made anything in a while. So here’s a picture. I love shooting through different textures. Looking through a window screen makes me think of pixels and our relationship with digital imagery.

    Copyright Jade Brewer

     
  8. working on retouching.

    ©Jade Brewer

     

  9. Looking for Work

    I am reaching out to all of you. I am in need of projects and small photography jobs. My portfolio needs beefing up and I am almost six months out of school. 

    I am open to lots of different projects. I have been doing portraits as of late, as well as some stock photography. I love documentary work, and collaborating is something that I really want to get out doing. I also have a great network of people as well for styling.

    I have never used my tumblr to advertise myself as a business person, but I thought why not. There are so many great artists and people on tumblr, I could have the chance to meet some really incredible people and make awesome work.

     
  10. Masked Baby

    A choice moment caught while doing portraits of my family.

    ©Jade Brewer