Bookkeeping, Thailand, Film and a Timelapse

This last week has been a good one. I had to spend a good chunk of time on my books and had to pay sales tax which I realized I was a day late paying. Those are the things you just don’t think about doing when you start you own photography business. I use Quickbooks to do my day to day bookkeeping which works well as long as I keep on it and just update it every month. If I don’t it takes forever to update it because I have to go back and try and remember a bunch of transactions. Then I have my CPA do my end of the year stuff and taxes. Seems to work well but all of it takes time. Its one of those things you have to be really careful to stay on to keep the business running and so you can know where you are financially which is hard for lots of photographers and creatives in general.

I was in between shoots this week and was apple to get a bunch of editing done. Finally got through most of my Thailand shots from last month. Thailand was such an epic trip. What an amazing place. It was the first time I’d been somewhere that was totally out of my normal element and I loved it. It proved to be more of a challenge then I expected to get good portfolio stuff that was consistent with the rest of my work. Over all though,  I was happy with what I got and it was a great learning experience for me. It’s definitely not every day that someone offers to take you halfway around the world in exchange to teach them how to take better pictures so I wanted to make the most out of it. The only bad part of the trip was that I was fighting a head cold the entire trip which made for an uncomfortable trip but things could always have been worse.  Here are some of my favorites!

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Thailand- Thailand-6754 Thailand-6817 Thailand-5569  Thailand-8382 Thailand-8377 Thailand-8259 Thailand-8199 Thailand-8110 Thailand-7507 Thailand-6973Thailand-8583 Thailand-3443ChinaThailand-8646 Thailand-4057From the Plane Thailand-4194I finished editing a job I shot for SelectHeath and images I shot for a Browning clothing catalog so it was nice to get all caught up on my post production stuff.

On Wednesday I was working on some post production stuff and got sick of staring at my computer so I went and rented a medium format film camera and decided to shoot some new landscapes and portraits on film. It was fun to shoot on film again, it has been years since I have and it was a nice change up just go out and shoot old school again. I’m pickin up my film today and am exited to see how it turnd out. Along the way I captured a pretty epic timelapse of the fog building in the Salt Lake Valley. Check it out!

That was pretty much my week. Exited to about the new format of the blog. Hopefully as it develops it will be enjoyable to follow and read.  If there is something you would like me to write about please let me know. As always thanks for you checking it out and your support!



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