What’s in a Name?
Well, now that I’m 3 blogs in and gathering steam, I feel it’s time to ask you a favour if that’s ok? I really need your creative genius and honest opinion. I personally think the title of my photo web site, Patti Henderson Photography, is BORING. Sure, it is my name and I hope that’s not the boring bit, but in the age of personal branding, this just isn’t cutting it. Can I share with you a few alternatives that have crossed my mind? Feel free to chuckle at any time…
Vagabond Photography – please see sub-title in my blog header above…does that grab you? A bit edgier than Patti Henderson Photography and there’s the potential for an icon or logo should I ever need or want one…it appeals to my restless spirit.
Rebel Photography – I’m admitting here I purchased my current camera because I liked the name…thankfully it has turned out to be a gem. I may not keep it forever but I do enjoy walking on the rebellious side now and again. It might be because of the red hair, which leads me to
Redhead Photography – a nod to the hair colour. Again, like the one above, it may not last forever…
Ginger Snaps – another nod to the hair, and a great photography pun all in one. This one makes me giggle, but will it remind folks of your grandmother’s best cookie recipe or worse, a horror movie???
So here’s the challenge and a reward. For all those who comment, either picking a name from above, or providing a new name that best reflects what my pictures mean to you, I will send you an 8X10 of your favourite shot over at my Smugmug web site: www.pattihenderson.smugmug.com
Would it help to know why I started a photo web site or enjoy photography? For me, it represents in a way my legacy. I haven’t had the pleasure of my own children (yet) so it is nice to leave a bit of me behind somehow. That one is a bit deep. I also love taking off on a weekend adventure and capturing evidence that I had a good time in my travels. Essentially it is the expression of a free and creative spirit. From deep to new agey in one paragragh – it is clearly time to step away from the computer. I’ll leave you with a snap I’ve actually captured twice I enjoy it so much. A nice retro establishment in the west end of Toronto with great food and coffee and a fun sign.