Sensory Overload and how to cope.
(click on images to zoom)I experience sensory overload almost daily, sometimes to the point of tears, and it can be really confusing for some people. The slides for what to do if someone you know is experiencing sensory overload are a really important read.
yeah this is me right now - trying to back away from a lot of things - it has been a pretty brutal 2 months now.
By Mandy McGee
I am so excited I was able to sit down and chat up photographer April Eddleton. As a photographer myself I love picking the brains of other photographers. I have known April for a while now, she and I grew up in the same area, and I have been following her creative journey and am very proud of her and the work she has done.
(Photo of April Eileen by April Dorothea)
Mandy: How long have you been doing photography and how did you get started?
April: I’ve been doing photography professionally for a little over 2 years now. I started in high school by taking photo journalism. I really miss the dark room!
Mandy: How would you describe your style?
April: All over the place! I love to create! Lately I’ve been working on more and more headpieces and jewelry to go along with the shoots I’ve thought up. Lately I’ve been more in to editorial style photos, but I work with a lot of more alternative models, so people have come to know me for my more edgy styles.
Mandy: How did you learn photography school or self taught?
April: Well, I took photo journalism in high school. However, over the years I had forgotten most of what I had learned, as I didn’t really practice it until recently. So I had to re-learn everything. A lot was self taught via Google, as well as a few amazing friends giving me advice along the way. But mostly just from getting out there and just doing it. You’re going to make mistakes, and not every shoot will turn out the way you see it in your mind. But as they say, practice makes perfect! So getting out there and shooting, any chance you get, is the best teacher there is.
Mandy: Have you always wanted to do photography?
April: I’ve been taking pictures since I was in elementary school. As a child, I almost always had a disposable camera on me, or a bag full of film. But I never really thought of it as something I wanted to do for a living until I was forced to make a change in my career. I worked at Geico for a long time, but due to kidney failure, was forced to go on disability. The first few months were rough, going crazy sitting at home (I am forever on the go) so I decided to pick my camera back up and haven’t put it down since! The health issues are still here, I am still on dialysis, but I found the silver lining in it- I rediscovered my passion for photography and art. Now I am doing what I truly love for a living!