Where did we go... again? Epilogue.

September meant getting down to business on the new studio.  I needed to cut in a double door between a small back office (that little portrait studio from the previous entry photo) and the back half of the warehouse where I wanted to create a larger studio space. 

I hung the new door, created a curtain wall to separate the studio space from the front of the warehouse (storage shelves and woodworking shop) and I had to paint the green on green walls white.  That was a lot of work, especially covering that green paint on textured plaster and concrete block.  When it was done and I hung my backdrop sets, the result exceeded my vision.  I can do so much more in this 16'x16' space with its 12' tall ceiling. 

Turning a warehouse into a photo studio.  ©2017 Images by Design

Turning a warehouse into a photo studio.  ©2017 Images by Design

I also started hosting bi-weekly photographers' workshops where I invite a few fellow togs to the studio to discuss some random topic.  Only two showed up for the first workshop but word got around and by this week (the fifth workshop) I had a waitlist of a dozen that couldn’t come because I simply don’t have the room.  I’ve been recording and posting them on YouTube as a way to share while I hone my videography skills.  It’s a little tough hosting the workshop and also trying to run the cameras and other production details, but I’ll get the process down soon.

Ping Pong for Charity Tournament.  ©2017 Images by Design

Ping Pong for Charity Tournament.  ©2017 Images by Design

And September means the annual Ping Pong for Charity event to raise money to promote brain health and awareness of the power of Ping Pong for overall cognitive and physical health.  You might remember I took some photos last year.  The chairman liked my work and hired me as the main photographer for this year’s event.  Besides traditional photography, I negotiated permission from the venue to fly a small drone inside the building.  If you’re interested you can check out the hightlight reel here.

Denise has been very busy since we got back from the Left Coast too.  She started a formal certification progam in personal coaching and has taken on a young client (pro-bono, of course) to help him with some health issues.  She’s growing the essential oils part of her business, has a few new Feng Shui clients and continues to hone her brand with updates to her web site, social media, etc.   I’m so very proud of her for working hard on her business and proud of us as a couple for continuing to support each other’s dreams.

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