A friend of mine is good with wood crafts, and he asked me if I’d like to visit his shop and take some pictures for Photo Friday. He needed pictures for his website, and in exchange he’d let me keep the wooden rose he made for the shoot.
In addition to the basic portrait-style shots of him at work, I wandered around the shop and shot a few extra pictures for both his site and Photo Friday.
The project and shoot took about an hour. I stuck to one lens because I didn’t want to get sawdust in my camera, and I went back and forth using the flash. He had a window in the shop that brought in some really nice, natural light, and he had plenty of tools and earlier projects around to take pictures of.
I got to thinking it would be nice to have a skill like carpentry that I can make a little money off of. Something I could show up at events with, sell a few pieces, maybe take a few commissioned projects.
Then it dawned me: I’ve got the whole writing thing to do that with. Duh.