Since last year, my parents have been pestering me to get a job. After a lot of procrastinating, my Mom told me there was a job for digitalizing photos. Not wanting to work outside the house or look for a job, I decided to try digitalization. Honestly, I don’t really care about digitalization. Prior to this, I didn’t really delve into the realm of photos in any way, nor do I plan to pursue a career in this field. But its a job and I probably won’t get one I enjoy anyway, so it doesn’t really matter.
My first client was a friend of my Mom’s. There were two parts to the job. First was a large portrait. The second was several albums full of smaller photos. Unfortunately, the modeling was behind some glass. This meant I needed a way to take the picture without any glare. Thankfully, my Mom showed me a video on how to do so. Once we took the picture of the portrait, I returned home with the albums to resume shooting there. In my room, I set up the lights around last week and spent a good hour taking all the photos from one album. I pretty sure there are still one or two more, so I still need to do that.
As for what I plan to do in terms of editing, not much. Maybe some additional cropping but that’s about it. The app I used to take the photos already did a good job correcting the lighting and other technical bits. I’ll probably end up turning the photos in PDFs and recreate the album digitally. Rearranging the photos as they were before, put in dates if there were any, and that’s it. Nothing too fancy.
Next, I need to figure out a company name apparently. So far, this feels more like a favor to a family friend than anything else, but if I need a company name, okay… Right now, I’m thinking of more anonymous names that don’t hold any connection to me. As cool as having a company is, I don’t think this going to go anywhere. So I’ll probably choose a name along the lines of Photo Digitalization. Something that has digitalization in it, because at least people will know what I do. Right now, names are pretty vague and it that last thing on my mind in terms of what I need to do for this project. t.
So far, I like to think I’ve been moving at a decent pace. I have the portrait and one album done right now. Like I said before, it not like I really wanted to do photo digitalization of all things, but beggars can’t be choosers as they say. Given the choice, I would have liked to try 3D modeling using Blender, making a game through coding, or maybe even do 2D animation, which I enjoyed quite a bit during Media Arts. Then I would have posted it on youtube or something. Granted these wouldn’t have made me money but at least I would have gained some experience in the fields I wish to go into (programming, animation, video game design, etc)… However, what’s done is done, so let’s hope I don’t screw this job up.