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Thanks Everyone, for your thoughtful analysis. Really academic, the guy doesn't affect my bottom line, but our work crossed paths and I always like to dissect what successful people in my markets are doing. As I said, some of the interiors were striking, some didn't appeal to me at all. I find it interesting and informative to look around at what other people's clients like and don't like. One of the new clients that I have been blessed with, has me snowed under with work precisely because the previous photographer had a similar over the top, almost Thomas Kincaid style, and I'm in the process of reshooting a year's worth of architecture that has already been "shot".
I think one develops a style over the years, and while it's never good to barrel down the business highway with blinders on, if your style has garnered you success, it's not great idea to stray very far from it. I have the equipment and technical know how to light interiors that way, and do for clients whose taste run toward the dramatic. But I don't have a clue how to produce triple layered, less than realistic renditions like what were discussing. If I had to throw a dart at it, I'd say Professor Zim has nailed it.
Zane, the answer to your question is, "YES", people live in homes like those and much larger. God bless 'em too, because they are the names on or behind most of our checks, and we need to cherish them. The desire to move up from wherever we are in life, unless it becomes an all consuming obsession, is what get's us up in the morning to go out and do what we do. Thinking about the goals I have set for myself and where I want to be, what I want to know, be able to do, what I want to live in, what I'd like to fly, what camera gear I'd like to have, are all things that make challenging days tolerable, blood sweat and tears worth investing. The day I'm no longer gazing at the next rung in some ladder, will be a very sad day indeed, and I hope I never achieve every rung either, it's not good to have attained all of one's dreams.
Today was one of those days that we all have, a day spent trying to make lemonade out of road apples. Very frustrating, beneath my skill level, several times I wanted to tell someone that they had me mixed up with a newby who would be willing to put up with complete disorganization, and unrealistic expectations. My back hurt, my arm hurt, most everything hurt because I have been at break neck speeds for a couple of months. But, I did what needed to be done, organized and orchestrated what had not been, took three Advil and "got 'er dun", cuz I don't know any other way.