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EK13 Photography Newsletter - Issue #2

Elsie | EK13 Photography Newsletter
Elsie | EK13 Photography Newsletter
These are my latest photography (or otherwise) related news and events.

Hey Happy People,
Can you believe we are already in December? Is it just me or did this year just fly by?
Anyway, for this month’s newsletter, I will be sharing with you all that has happened since my last issue which isn’t much, to be honest.
Being a stay-at-home mum who is trying to build a career in photography is not easy and the pandemic is certainly not helping. In spite of that, I am not going to let that deter me from making my current situation work as I juggle parenthood and being creative.
But in order to make that happen, I have decided that in December (and a little bit of January) I will be taking a step back focusing more on my family and well-being. Something that I think I have really let slip in the last few months.
This is why have decided to take a social media break for as long as I can. As much as I appreciate the positive impact that social media has when you are a creative person, it also can be a deterrent/distraction. I was finding myself being more distracted than productive, hence the break. I will be back in the new year, but for now, when I have spare moments away from my family, I will be focusing on planning my strategies for my creativity moving forward.
One last thing, at the end of every newsletter, can you let me know if you enjoyed reading any of the issues? If you do, please share within your circles. ✌🏾
Thank you for subscribing & HAPPY HOLIDAYS 🎄
Elsie x
Currently on My Blog
I recently finished my November Edition of the #30DayPhotoProject and it so happened to be the last one of 2021. It was a really fun one for me in comparison to the previous one I did in September. I was so scared to share my BAD images, but in the end, it was a fun process for me as I got to go through my archives of images and take stock of how much I have really done as a sports photographer.
Yes, I may not be the best out there, but when I look back at my work, I am super proud of what I have achieved so far. #OwnCheerleader
Anyway, I am now back to sharing my weekly blog posts which go up every Friday. For this month, I am still uncertain if this will happen every week due to the Christmas period, but we’ll see how that goes. 🤷🏾‍♀️
You are more than welcome to engage with me in the comment section of every blog post I share.
Print Shop - Coming Soon
I have now set my launch date for my print shop to be in the Spring of 2022. Currently, I am accepting donations towards this so I can upgrade my website to have an e-commerce option. My target is £500 and this will pay for the first year.
On my donation page, I am sharing updates of funds raised so far so that there is that level of transparency between myself and my supporters. Once my target has been reached, any funds donated after that will be used for general upkeep and will not be shared.
So, if you are in a position to support me in any way, please do by donating or by simply sharing the donation link. With just over 50﹪ raised, every little action helps and I will be forever grateful for the support. 🙏🏾
Screening of 'IFE NKILI' Online
Watch Chinwe Presents IFE NKILI Online | Vimeo On Demand on Vimeo
Watch Chinwe Presents IFE NKILI Online | Vimeo On Demand on Vimeo
IFE NKILI is an annual Black women’s arts festival curated and produced by Chin We celebrating the beauty of Black culture, identity and heritage. “Ife Nkili” is a phrase from the Igbo tribe in Nigeria that means “Beauty to behold”. The festival showcases 17 beautiful Black women artists across the arts with successful screenings on YouTube Live, Twitter Live, Everyman Cinema Broadgate and The Hackney Social.
If you missed seeing the festival online or on the big screen, for the next 30 days or so, the festival will be available to watch on-demand via Vimeo.
Chin We has really created something special with this project and I am so grateful for the opportunity to showcase my work and reach new audiences.
The African Photobook
What is The African Photobook?
As the co-founder of TAP, I am happy to announce that from 2022, we will be launching our first ever TAP Feature with a book from Tanzania. Sourcing these books is not an easy job, but the aim of our platform is to encourage creatives from the Eastern Africa region to publish more books, share them with us and let it be a free resource for anyone to engage with.
This Month On My Socials
The Main Culprits 😅 - Twitter & Instagram
If you haven’t noticed already, since 1st December, I decided to take a social media break. I will not be deactivating my accounts, but all apps have been deleted from my phone and shortcuts removed from my bookmark bar on my desktop.
As a result, my weekly Twitter Spaces that happens every Friday at 7 pm GMT will resume sometime in 2022.
Heads up - any tweets you see are ones I had scheduled before my break.
90 Day Challenges - YouTube
I created new challenges for my YouTube channel as a way to hold myself accountable when it comes to creating new content and these are the targets to be achieved by February 13, 2022. 😬
So if you haven’t already, please COMMENT. LIKE. SHARE. SUBSCRIBE. to my YouTube channel.
Hopefully, by the time my newsletter for February is published, I will have achieved these goals and then some.🤞🏾
That is it!
If you have reached here, thank you for reading. Drinking loads of tea/coffee make everything I do happen and your support is always welcome. 🙏🏾
See you all next month & Happy Holidays 🎄
Elsie x
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Elsie is a Kenyan photographer based in London, U.K. and she publishes her latest newsletter on the 13th of every month.

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