Okay so as 2016 comes to end and I wrap up another school semster under my belt, I have done a lot of thinking over the past few weeks thus the reason for not me uploading like I normally do around this time of year. As I am getting closer to graduating next year. Yes, I finally can say it. I will have my degree next December...6 in half years it will have taken me and I don't feel bad saying that honestly. I've enjoyed my college experience, I have gained friends over the 5 years and I have lost friends as well, as well as maintain a relationship with my boyfriend for the past 6 years. It amazes me how far I've come as a person in the past decade alone. 10 years ago I was being picked on daily in middle school and now I am an outgoing woman who can just come up anyone and start a conversation. As a photographer I have grown out of my norm and started taking pictures of just about everything. I feel like I have a different set of eyes from everyone else and I can see beauty in everything even in abandoned buildings. That is where this journal gets serious...as I reach closer to my goal of my BA of Fine Arts and the years passes by..I have to think about my future..my future self, my future with my boyfriend and what we will be doing. We are looking at moving in late 2017 early 2018. We are looking at moving on together as a couple and plan on having a future family together. So where does that leave me with my photography and how I am handling everything...well if you haven't been keeping up, I am currently in the works of building my website from scratch and I plan to have it launched early next year. Well when that being said I have decided to move all future uploads there. Why? One. "No Right Click" is my best friend..I have dealt with people stealing some of my work in the past and I as I gain a bigger following I don't want to come across that again...So with the website I am using to build my website there is a no right click button option which is amazing for me.
Two. It will be more professional....to be honest as much as I love DA...it isn't the bad place when it comes to a professional setting and I realize that. I honestly don't even tell my clients if I can post their pictures I take of them on my DeviantART and in most cases they have no idea what deviantART is in the first place and I don't really feel like having a client seeing the weird stuff that pops up on deviantART from time to time. Maybe that's just nitpicking but I am being honest. But I also have to realize that come next August, I will be 25 years old...I need to have a professional outlook with my photography and using my DA just isn't cutting it...Now does this mean will I stop taking pictures of Cosplays..I use cosplay because its not a normal thing in the professional world to take pictures....NO! I love taking pictures of cosplays and I don't ever plan to stop but I think posting my future work to my website would work out better for me in the end.
As of right now I have ended my subscription with DeviantART as I stated before, I need to hang on to my money at the moment which means cutting off my membership so that the only thing coming out of my bank on auto billing is photoshop which of course I need to for my photography. Will I get the CORE membership again, possibly within I feel the time is right I will purchase it again. But right now not having isn't going to hurt me in any way.
Now I do plan on posting a huge journal when I launch my website but that won't be for another month or so. I don't plan on leaving you guys hanging no no. You guys will be aware of it. But for now that is all I have say.