Weekly Accountability Report by Charis 5 Photography

The photography journey so far has been wonderful and very challenging. Right in the heart of those challenges have quite learnt some few do’s and don’ts, just like the usual saying ‘experience is the best teacher’. This is year I have assisted some of my colleagues in the industry in covering their jobs (mostly weddings). Surprisingly enough my major work so far in this year has been on preggy, babies, (mostly friends I persuade in other to build portfolios- so no many per say) children birthdays, product shoots and street documentaries. Talking about street documentaries, I realized in my area the sky is always beautiful and ever dramatic any time of the day, so began to take pictures of that especially in the morning around 6:30am. I also took pictures of the work in progress of my landlord new 4bedroom flat; market scenes daylight and at night; Pictures of the first fly over bridge in Abeokuta.

And just on Sat 2nd of May, I started the documentary on the Mad personality on the street of metropolitan cities. To achieve I travelled to Abeokuta and at the moment 2 serious mad people at different locations has been covered.

Hope to have up to 10 of them before the month runs out God helping me. (Posing them might be a serious issue anyways *smiles*).Moreover the project ‘women in business’ has also commenced right away, and along side taking pictures of interesting men in business as well. Just within few days I started,I realized small scale enterprises(sme) is the order of the day in our part of the country. Wondering how it does affect the nation’s GDP.
Now, just yesterday I did a preggy shoot for a couple friend who I’m trying to woo photo graphically. Having prepared my gadgets and charged the ‘chargeables’, getting there, after few shots, my flash messed up! I mean it just stopped coming up and no back up flash. I resolved to using the pop-up flash though it wasn’t the fill I wanted but I was glad I was no longer seeing a dark Lcd screen after each shot. Glad I wasn’t missing the beauty and different compositions at the moments. Finished up and dragged myself home around past 8pm in the rain. Then I remembered again for the umpteenth time that I have signed up a weekly report with my mentor who hardly forgets things. As I sat down before the table to begin my report, I just couldn’t come up with anything. It was a scene of the ‘spirit is willing but the flesh is week’. I looked at the bed, it was beckoning and I eventually crawled on it. I thank God for the whole day and asked the Holy spirit to wake me up early enough to put this piece before you together. Ever faithful, he did! Really so happy this will be entering your mail 2hrs before the set time.

Right now at the moment I really long for substantial clients, seems I give more than I’m being paid. More or less is been free or appreciative tokens in the past few months of the year.

At this junction I say good morning sir.

Still yours in biz,
Tosin Bakre
For Charis 5.

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