Back to work!

Well, I’ve had some challenges over the last few months, but I’m working my way back to the top of the pile.  The first update is that I’m not in Miami anymore. I tried my best, and I found a good job paying a good salary, though it was stress full, I really did enjoy doing it. The challenge I wasn’t able to overcome, was housing. I was not able to find a place for my family and I to live quickly enough for my sons to change schools between class sessions. After coming to that conclusion, I decided to join the rest of my family in New Jersey, after all family truly is the most important thing in life.
I wasn’t able to find a decent job in New Jersey in a reasonable period of time, so I decided to give trucking a try. I went through Commercial Driver’s License training and began driving a truck for a major company, and have been driving across the US ever since. I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my family, though I did miss Christmas because the dispatchers chose to rout me to Sacramento, CA. This past week I was able to make it home for my wife’s birthday, and I’m hoping to be able to make it home for Jordan’s birthday!

It seems obvious that I’m not going to be able to do a tremendous amount of wedding photography while driving over the road, so I’m going to be shifting back to working on building a stock database, and working on my photo-books.  I will still be working on and planning the business of photographing weddings and events, and I’ll be talking a lot in the future about various aspects of the business that I learn, and about techniques and fundamentals as well.

Thank you for Joining me!

Hi,

 

I’m Michael Cahoon. I’ve been married for almost a year to a beautiful, intelligent, and supportive woman and have two awesome sons. I don’t even remember how old I was when I got interested in photography. I remember where I was, but not how old. It had to be in the early 1970’s, I was in my grandmother’s front yard snapping pictures with a Kodak 110 camera. I started reading whatever I could find about photography, and when I got to Junior High school, Eighth grade, I took a photography class and loved it. I was hooked on photography! I borrowed an old 35mm film camera for the class, and learned how to use it in manual mode (mine didn’t have an automatic mode), how to compose pictures properly, and how to develop film and paper in black and white. I learned about medium and large format cameras, and decided I would have one someday. It was still the 70’s so digital cameras had not yet been invented. Fast forward to today, I actually did invest in medium format cameras and one of them has a digital back enabling me to create incredible photos with awesome resolution. I have never lost my passion for photography, and I continue to learn something from every shoot I do.  Take a look at my website as often as you like, I will be posting new photos there every week or so!