One of the many issues of being a photographer is having people cancel a booking with you. Like many things its annoying, particularly if there's no communication prior to the agreed booking that there's been a change on their end. If out of courtesy I'm informed beforehand I'm usually bummed out but not completely frustrated at the situation as I can often redirect my intended energies on to other productive things. As has been this case this week.
My intended model whom I'd book this weekend had in fact got a new job and was now working at the time of the booking. I had found this out early enough that morning that I could indeed redirect my energies elsewhere. Namely researching option for blinds for the master bedroom which will be painted and cleaned in the coming month. In my travels I could finally dispose of very old clothing to a new home, recycle the 4 plastic bags with of plastic bags and reconnect with a few friends of mine that run a car wash down the main industrial drag. Which allowed me to line up another model in discussions. :)
The other positive thing to come about this weekend was the music system in my studio/garage has been until late, only CD's or a very constant static with the faintest hints of radio signal. As you can imagine this is not conducive to inspiring audio for any model who needs a mood setter. So I finally decided to complete the project to wire up speaker cable through the garage from a computer in the garage, to the CD/Radio system. I now have MY OWN MUSIC, STATIC FREE!
So while I am still fretting about getting enough photo sessions in with a few models in time to release my next calendar for the coming year, I can atleast make use of the fact I can now set the mood for photo sessions and help alleviate my working hours alone in the garage.
Now to fix the computer properly...