A little update on what I’ve been up to with Tyler Rippel Photography:
Saturday I was able to hang out with a great family and we were able to make some wonderful photographs together.
Head over to my website to see a preview of the session – Pittis – Dover, New Philadelphia Family & Portrait Photographer
So, I decided to “put myself out there” a bit, and advertise for more commercial photography work. This is exciting (and terrifying that perhaps no one will care or I won’t succeed) and I’m ready to take on more work behind the camera. If you’re interested, you can check out the beginning of my website at tylerrippel.com.
My dream is to have enough work as a photographer to become a part time creative director at First United Methodist over the course of 2-5 years. I would love to bring other part time staff on at the church and empower them to lead and develop the music and media ministries while mentoring them and helping First United Methodist thrive in our outreach and connection to the New Philadelphia & Tuscarawas County communities.
This is very much a test, but at the same time, I am taking this venture seriously. I love photography and hope to be able to make a living through this creative work as well.\
Our staging/scenic design for Advent is featured on churchstagedesignideas.com again this year. It was a fun set to work on, and as always, I had a lot of help from the staff and volunteers at First United Methodist.
I got an email blast from Vimeo talking about their video school features, and they have a great, simple overview on adding depth to your shots with video.
I never thought I would be so excited about digging in to a website and social arena filled with crafts, baking, dieting, and fashion inspiration, among other things. However, Pinterest can really be a cool place to get great ideas and give me a jump start on some creative thinking. I don’t care where I get my inspiration as long as it helps me push myself or simply execute a great idea for people to enjoy. Hopefully it’s another tool that helps my work serve as a piece of art that communicates who God is or gives us a tiny little reminder of his love and power.
I should be writing more reviews.
I do a ton of product research online and reading user opinion is a huge part of that process. It takes time to write a complete, thoughtful review, but this is something that benefits a lot of people who are trying to make an informed decision about a purchase. I typically use Amazon.com for most of my review research, and I imagine many others do the same, so you would only have to go through one site to make a decent impact.
Just some thoughts on taking some time to review what I use and try to help people like me who appreciate and rely on reviews so heavily for purchases. Thank you to the people out there who write thoughtful reviews, and I will try to do more of my part.