Category Archives: freelancing

SOME THOUGHTS ON OVER-PLANNING AND HOW I STAY CREATIVE

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This quote couldn’t be more relevant for me right now especially since I’m juggling various projects, both client and creative projects of my own.  What freelancer wouldn’t want to over prepare and be two….three…ten steps ahead of the game?

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A CHAT WITH MUSIC PHOTOJOURNALIST EMILY + A PEEK IN HER BAG

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My friend Emily is a photojournalist who has had a pretty badass freelancing career so far, shooting and writing for prominent publications like the Village Voice.  She often shoots concerts and music festivals and has sat down for interviews with famous music personalities like Jared Leto  Continue reading »

SIX PODCASTS FOR CREATIVE FREELANCERS // MY PICKS

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As a freelance photographer, I spend long stretches of time tied to my desk editing images.  While I’m editing, I’ll listen to a podcast or two.  It’s a habit that keeps me energized and super motivated.  There’s so many podcasts out there,  Continue reading »

FIVE FREELANCER LESSONS I LEARNED IN 2014

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It’s been a heck of a year.  This was my first year of dedicated freelancing.  I’ve had moments when I feel like I am just killing it creativity-wise and of course, I’ve had some unsavory moments to say the least.

As I go along, I’ve been keeping tabs on some of the important things I’ve been learning.  I came up with the top five things I’ve learned this year as a creative freelancer. Continue reading »

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Comfortable?

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I’ve certainly been away too long! A few goings-on here at Cheyenne Mojica Photography:

-Just upgraded to Canon 5D MarkII from my trusty but antiquated Canon 30D  which I’ve had for years.  Boy what a major difference – I do stand firmly by the notion that it’s not the camera, but the photographer behind the camera, but this new camera certainly helps A LOT, especially when we’re talking about shooting in low light)

-Recently photographed interior shots for a lovely store in the neighborhood, hope to showcase those soon!

-Will be second shooting a wedding next month for the superbly talented Style Art Life.

Lastly, someone once told me that when you become too comfortable in something, you cease to grow.  Thought this diagram summed it up.  -CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing Things Will Happen

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My Oh My, this weekend just flew by!   While it went by quickly, it certainly wasn’t uneventful. It was filled with all the elements that I consider a good weekend: lots of time outdoors, good company, on-location shooting in my favorite NYC neighborhoods, photo-editing, Pinterest, happy surprises and lots of dessert.  I also still have my fingers tightly crossed over on an amazing opportunity I was contacted about over the weekend.  And even though this is just the beginning, and there’s a lot of hard work ahead, I can’t help but have a good feeling about all of it.  Have a fantastic week everyone! – CM

We’re up and running!

Why hello there dear reader!  Thanks for taking the time to have a look around.  My name’s Cheyenne and I  started this blog to get inspired and to creatively document my progress as a lifestyle photographer.   My portfolio is slowly growing and I’ve got a couple of creative projects up my sleeve.  This will be a place I share inspirations, ideas, and lessons I’ve learned along the way.  Check back soon for behind the scenes photo shoots, and wedding related photography, engagement session ideas…Thanks for dropping by! – CM