June 7, twenty ten…the end of one, the beginning of another…

Today marks the last day I will be working on my 365 photo-a-day project. This has truly been a challenging project and I have enjoyed most of it and been extremely happy with many of the photographs I have taken and posted, specifically for this project. However, as I am facing some new directions and challenges in life, I have decided to put this behind me and move on to new things. I will still post new photos (and ones I get published) to this blog on a regular basis, just not every day.

One of the reasons I am deciding to “close” this project is that it was becoming more of a chore than anything else to get a photo taken and posted each and everyday. Photography has been a passion for many, many years. I started shooting when I was younger and continue to this day; hell, I went to college for photography. But, this project was beginning to make me feel like I HAVE to shoot rather than WANT to shoot….and that should not happen.

Another reason is my decision to do more with my photography. I have always shot and booked smaller photography gigs through word of mouth, or I’ve known someone that knows someone else that needs a specific picture of something and that person that knows me would be “Hey, my friend Rob takes pictures, maybe he can get the shot you want” – again, more word of mouth. I did spend some time looking through the 2010 Photographer’s Market book and got a few images published through that. But, I’ve I never really marked myself. Basically, I have been lucky to make the money I have with photography with little to no effort. But it’s now time for all that to change. There is a decent photo market where I am located now, and I am also closer to many larger cities down here. I will be finally creating a business out of my photography; I will be working on a REAL web site, getting a logo, and (more importantly) marketing myself as a photographer.

So, look for many changes to come soon! As I mentioned, I will still update this blog on a regular basis – hopefully at least once a week – so please, I encourage you to check back regularly. You can also follow me on twitter (@rpeinert) or find me on facebook to find out when I add new posts to this blog.

Now, on to what you all came to see – photos! A couple of weeks ago, my father and I went fishing in New Mexico. It was part graduation present, part spending father/son time together. I had my camera, but we had so much fun fishing I forgot to take pictures half of the time; but I did snap a few:

This was right outside of the cabins we stayed in –

After the last day of fishing, we saw this little guy crossing the stream –

Here he’s (or she) was hiding behind the rocks when the current picked up –

Tried to shoot some hummingbirds….pain in my ass –

Yep, camera almost went in the water during this one –

And finally, the infamous “ET rock” (left hand side of the image, coming out of the water) –

Thanks to all that have been checking out this project and please keep checking back regularly for updates and, of course, photos!

Robert Peinert

Robert Peinert Photography

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  1. bummer to see you are no longer doing this project…but glad to see you are starting new challenges and are gonna keep updating it.

      • robertpeinert
      • June 7th, 2010

      thanks ponder. and kudos to you for sticking with it. now, it’s down to just you and Sam B.

    • Carm
    • June 7th, 2010

    Bummer that you’re out, but you made it halfway. There were some beautiful images along the way. Good luck in your next step.

  2. I wish you the best in all of your future endeavors! Sad I didn’t get to see you before you left Lubbock, but I’m sure we’ll cross paths again. Good luck on the new business. If there is anything I can do for you or lend a hand with, let me know! I’m always willing to help! 🙂

    • robertpeinert
    • June 8th, 2010

    Thank you all for the support. Again, please keep checking back for updates, and more importantly new photos!

  3. Welcome to the club 😉

    I’ve really enjoyed your blog and I’m still gonna check in.

    Good luck with your business!

  1. July 13th, 2012

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