I must have done about 213 shoots this year it was a slow year since i moved out of my other location where i was very freeway close. For the majority of the time i shot with local Modelymayhem Models helping them to develope their portfolios.
Looks like the total was 65 shoots, including 7 that were multi-day/multi-session so I don't know what that would add-up to. I had three shoots that were "meh", no flakes and shot with 26 "new to me" models. Haven't shot much since the weather and light went to crap in October and will do 1 or 2 more shoots before the end of the year.
In short, it was an excellent year. Time to start planning next year.....
I'd estimate about 300 paid corporate/industrial shoots including about 10 aerial jobs. MM model shoots = Zero. I give credit to those photographers who can make working with models profitable, but for me and most others that's not going to happen.
Most were in January, March, May and September. For some reason nobody wants to shoot in late January or February or in the summer.
In September I shot 17 models, five or six of them twice. Never again until I become full-time. Seven more scheduled this month. There are others in the works, and 1-2 of which may materialize before the end of the year.
* A traveling trip that lasted 3 days with the same 2 models
* A brief mountain trip where I only ended up with 3 photos
* A trip to an abandoned factory with 2 models
* A brief hotel room shoot during travel
And of the 7 models those shoots included, there is a total of 1 picture being displayed by one of those models. Probably why I don't shoot much. Becauss I suck.
This was my first year on here (joined in the spring). I have done 4-5 shots on a TF basis. Not a whole lot but I am selective since I don't get paid- I factor in location (gas money), their portfolio, and what we are doing. If I shot nude, I would have shot a lot more.
Off the top of my head:
* 100s of dogs
* 1000s of children
* 100+ events
* president Obama twice and the first/ second ladies and VP Biden
* can't even count how many politicians/ political events
* hurricane Sandy
*100+ business people
Just curious who would like to share their 2012 in photoshoots?
How many shoots did you participate in?
Any particularily memorable ones?
This is really my first year of 'being' a photographer and actually shooting sessions regularly, and I only started in March. But I have done 36 full shoots (and a few mini-shoots). I still have 3 more booked in December and might squeeze another in to make 40.
My target next year is 60-80 shoots (primarily weekends).
Since this was my newbie year, 2012 included ...
My first shoot
My first topless shoot
My first full nude shoot
First shoot where I paid a model
First shoot where a client paid me (only 3 of those so far rest are TFCD)
Did first location shoot (not very successful)
Did a shoot for someone who turned out to be an Escort/Provider - so now my images are on her website (kinda cool actually)