Things happen - some planned, some completely unexpected.
To cut a long story short, I shot at a studio not so long ago (6th August 2017). It was a completely last minute decision (literally applied for shoot with 1 hour to spare). With the shoot completed, and on the basis of the images off the back of the camera, it was mutually agreed that we'd both meet up with another model in Redditch and have another, longer shoot the following Wednesday.
2 days ago, I get a message from one of the models asking me if it was OK to use my images on her own site! Of course she can! It's a chance to get a little more exposure (no pun intended).
But since these 2 shoots, I've had a lot more people getting interested my work and wanting to shoot with me. I've even had an Access All Areas pass to a large music event in Nottingham! I'm working with another model who's been blown away with some of my shots of her, I'm shooting a fashion event in December and I've currently got 2 other models who are wanting to work with me in the near future. 5 years of hard work, patience and practice my FINALLY be paying off - oh - and I still doing all of this stuff for free! Call me strange - but why should I charge people so I enjoy what is purely a hobby?