Vegas, Here I Come!
I’m so excited for this week. This will be my first time to vegas and I’m really looking forward to WPPI. Many of you may know this, and some may not, but I left stillmotion about a month ago to set off on my own way, so this will be my first show on my own. It’s going to be a big jump for me this year. I’ve already started booking weddings and corporate work, and I’m looking forward to collaborating with people i’ve become good friends with.
For those of you who don’t know what WPPI is, essentially its a huge gathering of photographers from all around the work who shoot portrait and wedding photography. While there, photographers have the chance to take classes, check out new products and services, and meet people from all around the world.
Now you might be asking, why would a cinematographer go to this show? Well, to tell you the truth i don’t even know why I am going. my original plan was to go to NAB in April, but after a couple conversations with friends in the industry, I decided it might be a worth while experience to go to WPPI as well.
So I have my flight to Las Vegas booked, and my room booked as well. I haven’t decided on a return flight. I’m thinking on going on one of my own little adventures again, maybe to California after WPPI (if only i could drive, that would make things 10 times better!).
I’m looking forward to reconnecting with some awesome people I’ve met before, as well as new people. I have no idea what to expect from this, but I sure hope it’s a lot of fun.
I can’t stop thinking how lucky I have been to date. I’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by some of the best in the industry (even now on my own, the amount of support from everybody is insane), and now I’m privileged to go my own ways. I’ve learned so much over the past six years I’ve been doing cinematography (which started off more as videography) and I’m just so thankful.
So over the next couple months, a few things will be happening. First off, i’m in the beginning stages of forming my new company. I don’t have a name yet, but i’ll be sure to come up with one eventually (finding a name that I like is so difficult!). Second, i’m working right now with some awesome people to form a brand and create a beautiful and modern portfolio/blog. Lastly, I’m booking dates this year for weddings and other shoots.
I’m really looking forward to what is in store in the future – to think that i’m only 16, and I have already been able to experience so much so far in my life, it’ll be crazy to think what will be coming up down the road. I don’t even know, maybe it’ll be going to the University of my dreams in California. Or maybe something else. Whatever it might be, I’m so excited!