The Engagers Facebook group is a busy, bustling place, chock full of professional, semi-professional and beginner level photographers who regularly post photographs for critique, questions and quandaries that illuminate the profession they know and love. You can request to join the group via this link.
Recently, Engager Michael Love (pictured above with his cat, Storm) got everyone talking with this post: ‘After seeing a photo of another photographer’s workspace, I was wondering, do most people have their desk facing the wall or into the room? I used to have my computer facing the wall but now I love being able to look at my room and out the window (even though I have to close the curtains for a bit while editing during the day). Just curious.’
Here, then, are just a few response posts from Engagers who invariably spend the majority of their days chained to their desks, uploading or editing images, emailing clients, filing out invoices and the many, many other administrative tasks that make up a professional photographers’ average workday. Feel free to post your studio view images by commenting below.
Nedine Backman O’Brien: ‘Mine faces the wall. Unfortunately, I don’t have a window I can put it up against. I do, however, try and make it as interesting as possible. LOL.’
Colin Turtle: ‘Mine faces into the studio. Also, I can see outside the glass doors (to my left), so I see when someone is coming.’
Charlie Moss: ‘This is the view from my desk for when I need to look out a window, or when I’m working in my studio tethered… Spot the penis.’
Bernard Ward: ‘Here’s my workspace at my studio. I face out the window onto a busy street with the studio behind me.’
Adam De Ste-Croix: ‘I usually don’t face the view as I find it distracts, so I focus on the work and then turn to break from it and enjoy the view, which varies depending where I’m parked. This week’s favourite so far…’
Cathy Devlin Dempster: ‘I look into studio space with patio doors to my left.’
Lisa McGrath: ‘The view from my desk window as we speak, over the city of Derry~Londonderry, home to Engage Live!’