Welcoming Jarvis

After almost two months in this new apartment, and one month in my new day job, you’d think I’d be used to it by now; but of course, you’d be wrong. Like anyone in their right mind, I both love and loathe change.

There have been a lot of changes here at Annushka headquarters, sometimes it can be hard to remember what I have and haven’t shared. The biggest change is the subject of this blog post: Jarvis.

Jarvis is an iMac desktop computer with a large screen and fantastic graphics. He replaces Sasha – my small Lenovo laptop – as my new Work Computer. Sasha will remain on as a personal and portable computer (because I know you were all very worried about the future of my laptop). With the added processing abilities of Jarvis I am now able to run both Lightroom and Photoshop CS. This is a massive upgrade in software and has been a long time coming, and I’m thrilled to already be able to show you the results from my newest pictures. Post-processing is something I am surprised to find I enjoy so much, and it’s nice to have new tools.

There are also a number of changes going on in the internet and real-world presence of Annushka Munch Photography. First, the exhibit at Touch Art Gallery has come to an end with very flattering reviews. In addition to Facebook, Tumblr, and LinkedIn, Annushka Munch Photography is now also represented on ViewBug (a very fun photo sharing and contest site) and Model Mayhem (where I hope to expand my pool of models I work with regularly). Perhaps most excitingly, RoundPocket, an exciting new artist representative company, has agreed to back a number of my pieces. RoundPocket will work with me to increase the exposure of my work, find corporate clients, make sales, and even get my work seen in places where I don’t live. RoundPocket has only been viewable to the public for a few days, and it’s quite exciting to be talking to the people there. I will of course keep you updated as things develop.

Meanwhile, at my new job I have been fortunate enough to be part of a team working on a product which includes film elements. In the process of filming I have gotten a crash course in lighting for both film and still photography (also, programming). As I have mentioned elsewhere, I am almost entirely self-taught, and have never had access to professional equipment before. It’s marvelous to finally get my hands on things I have only ever read about – and with a teacher, too!

Of course, even with all this fancy new business not everything has changed. The above photograph was taken outside my apartment with natural light and the kit lens. It’s easy to get caught up in fancy new editing on Jarvis, or business planning with RoundPocket, or contest submissions on ViewBug, but in the end it turns out I’m still just a girl with a camera she doesn’t want to put down.

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