“The Busy Girls Guide” my new booky wook, has been available from Amazon for the past few weeks, even though the official publication date is the 21st of October.
I unpacked the box last week, lots of lovely fresh new copies and they look cool stacked on the book table at bang wallop. I actually finished writing it back in January and like child birth have now forgotten the pain…to almost start considering writing the next one.
TBGG as it has affectionately been shotrtend too, was not my first choice, I had actually wanted to do a box set of how to books with each subject/genre covered in each book, but I was told in no uncertain terms that I was not well known enough to risk a box set… I have for some time been pretty fed up with the lack of women represented in the industry, look at the mast head on any photographic magazine and it’s a pretty male dominated world; and yet it’s the girls and the women who are really embracing their digital slrs and so I thought it was about time that there was something written with a bit more of a female slant.
We all know women and men are wired differently and it’s my experience that we learn differently too. Men love the techie talk and gear and women are generally less interested in this and more focused excuse the pun on the composition and emotion of an image, massive generalization and of course, to be a really well rounded photographer you have to be good at all of it. But from a beginners and female perspective I hope that TBGG will be a fun and female take on getting to grips with your camera and an easier route to learning how to take control of your shooting.
I am off on my hols now currently on the train to Gatwick going to Morroco, I cannot wait! V v v excited, have bought my little Lumix as this is a holiday and lugging the big SLR feels just too much like work, particularly after a very long season in the studio, I had considered taking an old box brownie and shoot from the hip, much more discreet that holding the camera in front of your face, but it’s a short holiday so the Lumix will be just fine and of course Instagram which I love. Search instagram for LORNAYABSLEY to follow me or click here
Thanks for reading my newbie blog. Buy the book!