September is upon us! The ninth month of the year is here and that means we only have a few more months to go before this year ends. I have not blogged in a long while, only had one posting from August, but I am back now. And hopefully the month of September will be so blog-a-docious. That’s not even a word if you ask me, but what I am trying to say is, I hope I will blog more this month than I did last month.
I had a family shoot in Lilayi in August. It was my very first one and I was so excited. I managed to get paid for a home visit. It cost more for me to do than what I got out, for the simple reason that I was trying to be too accommodating. You can’t do that when you’re starting a business. I went out of my way to make the clients happy. In hind sight, I should have sold my package and anything outside of that should have been an extra charge. But it was all worth it. I managed to deliver what the customer wanted; even if it mean me learning to change backgrounds from white to black in Photoshop.
|A sample photo from the home visit in Lilayi.|
Aside from the home visit, I got up to no good with the camera making my favorite subject the most photographed woman in Lusaka. We had an outing just for the two of us, reconnecting and ensuring that the talents God has committed into our hands do not go to waste. I practiced on my wife and I must say the session was well worth it. I came out with some of my best images captured so far. And the best part of it is that we used natural light. It was a natural day of sorts. Natural beauty coupled with natural talent and natural light. What more can a brother ask for.
|My natural beauty in natural light!|
And then last week, I got the opportunity to photograph Wintley Phipps, renowned gospel artist and Pastor. He was visiting Zambia as part of the US Embassy’s Arts Envoys program and I was honored to be the photographer assigned to cover his visit for a few hours at the Embassy. I had a lot of fun with this assignment. I was spiritually edified with his music and at the same time, I got to take photos of his important visit. I must say my CV keeps growing and when I market myself, I will say I have photographed Zambia’s first president, Zambia’s white vice present and his spouse, U.S. Vice President’s wife and Pastor Wintley Phipps. If I ever get permission to share some of the photos from these assignments, I will post on the blog and the facebook page managed by wife and I.
Speaking of facebook pages, our page has grown to 300 plus likes. As I have said, it is not a popularity contest and I am truly grateful for the people who have taken time to like the page. I know that they will be the links that lead to more business. Through these 300 plus likes, God will open doors and we will have more business opportunities. As long as I continue to let God be my Agent, I don’t have to compromise in order to get business. The flood gates of heaven will open and I know that the ability to capture moments in time through photography will yield great results.
I am looking forward to my cousins wedding on September 19, 2014, a corporate function in November and a wedding in November. We are going higher and higher from this point forward.
Happy photographing! Ferzio C. Mampwe - Photographer
|Lusaka City, my home!|