One year ago today, on Oct 28, 2008, I wrote the first post on what was then the Glamour Apprentice Blog.
Glamour Apprentice is dedicated to teaching you how to be a exceptional photographer of beautiful women, in all genres.
That was the first sentence written and an attempt to have one line explain what it is I’m trying to do here at Photographer and Model. I still think it does a good job explaining what I’m trying to do.
There have been a lot of ups and downs since then. The two biggest things that stick out to me are the changing of the name and the launching of the podcast.
There was some personal trauma when I found out I had to change the name. It is a SEO nightmare to have to do that and it just takes a while to dig out all the places you used it. But I will say I’m much happier with the new name. Should have used it from the beginning.
The podcast has been one of the best things to happen to the site. It allows me to talk to photographers and models from all over the country and I hope soon the world. I’ve learned a lot from them and it has been great working with Shawna. I wish I had started it earlier, but it has been a lot of work and I think it might have been too much right at the beginning.
I’d hoped that I could launch the Photographer and Model Academy on this day, but it is just taking too much time creating all of the content that will be part of it. What is the Academy? It’s a bit of a secret right now, let’s just say it will teach you everything you need to know to be a model photographer and that I’m shooting a lot of video to do it. More to come next month.
I want to give a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have commented on the blog, emailed me from the mini-course, and reviewed the podcast. It is the encouragement from y’all that keeps me up late editing podcasts, videos, articles, and images. The next year we are going to take this whole thing to another level and hopefully change the way the model photography underground works for the better.
Stay tuned, and keep creating beautiful images of beautiful models.
Photographer & Model