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Spectral by LensReflex
one of my friends mentioned spectral photography to me a while back, and now that I have nothing to do for three months - the experimentation has begun
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aka the journal entry that would have been titled: "The Week I Discovered I Was Incredibly Awkward at Customer Service"

being hired as a salesperson at the Johannesburg Photo & Film Expo over the last four days sounded like an exciting prospect when I was first graced by the surprise email kindly reminding me "you sold your soul to this months ago and we're here to remind you that your ass is ours for the next week" - and overall, I really did have a blast at it. I met some fantastically inappropriate people, made some very unwittingly sexual innuendos in majority of my sales pitches (which both customers and colleagues were quick to point out - a gem of an example would be directing a customer to the display racks of camera bags and telling him that he was "welcome to have a touch and feel"), and pretty much told one of the highest-paid and most sought-after photographers in the country that I recognized his face but couldn't for the life of me remember where I'd seen him before. 

There was just so much that happened over this week that I wish I could type into a coherent journal entry, but alas the words escape me (that and some of the events contain jokes not suitable for those under the age of 18). What I can mention were a few occasions of mispronouncing Tamron (hint: one of the punchlines were "we'll sell you this lens, no strings attached"), accidentally throwing things at customers, making fun of the Samsung stand for paying a model to sit on a swing in a glass box for two hours at a time, playing a game of "tag, not it" every time a new customer so much as glanced at the bag stands (we had to assist every customer who wondered onto our floor space), playing hide-and-seek with the GoPro drones that decided to zip around in our airspace, and freaking out it was only me but whatever about finding miniature lenses for my iPhone my Instagram will be unstoppable now.

I sincerely hope I get dragged into more expos in future, awkward and inappropriate customer service is the reason I wake up each morning - that and under-the-radar sexual innuendos make sales much more interesting (if you get past the 9-hour work days spent on your feet). 


Artist | Student | Photography
South Africa
:camera: About the photographer: :camera:

I've had a camera in my hands since I was ten years old, and I've never been able to see myself doing anything else with my life (unless you count my wanting to be a paleontologist when I was seven). My main interests lie in wildlife, documentary and portrait photography, as well as a recently-developed love for fine art and conceptual work. Formally studying my passion full-time has caused me to push the boundaries of the medium itself, and as one of my lecturers so eloquently put it: "If you become comfortable with where you are as a photographer, sell your camera and start doing something else."

:camera: What I do: :camera:

Portraiture (both studio and environmental), documentary and wildlife, as well as beginning to branch into fine art photography. In my spare time, I'm an amateur novelist and practice traditional art as a hobby (painting and pen-work mostly). I'm also an avid reader, with more books in my possession than items of furniture and clothing combined.

:camera: Long term goals: :camera:

:bulletred: Branch into professional documentary work
:bulletorange: Travel as part of my career
:bulletyellow: Do work for Time, National Geographic or Getty Images
:bulletgreen: Backpack across the world

:camera: Ultimate dreams: :camera:

:bulletred: Create social awareness through my documentary work
:bulletorange: To have one of my works featured on the covers of Time or National Geographic



Instagram: @echoesofsummer


Instagram: @jennaleahphoto

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lgreenoceaneyes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  New member
thank you so much for the llama badge ♥
LensReflex Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Photographer
You're welcome! Thank you for the watch :hug: 
lgreenoceaneyes Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  New member
np! :D
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You're welcome! :tighthug:
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