Just my perspective on something….

Photography has been my passion for a few years now. I started off with just a little point and shoot and then moved up to a DSLR. I am still learning. Actually I think that photography is one of those things where there’s always something new to learn. However, I’ve learned that photography is not just about pointing a camera and taking pictures. Anyone can do that. It’s about having a vision of what you want to capture. I constantly take pictures with my mind. Then if I have a chance, I get my camera and try to capture what I saw in my head. It’s a lot harder than it sounds.

Recently I’ve let my competitiveness get the best of me though. I kinda gave up on photography because so many people around here have opened up photography businesses so I thought “What’s the use?” I doubt I’ll open up a business but I have got to stop letting that get in the way of doing something I love and that I feel I’m good at. I’m looking at upgrading my camera and getting a new lens. I am supposed to be doing some senior pics for Jake’s girlfriend sometime soon. I am sure we’ll have a lot of fun and his gf is very photogenic so it’ll make my job easier LOL.

If I ever do open up a photography business, I’m beginning to think that I need to open up shop in a bigger county/town. There are just way too many photographers around here in this little area. I honestly think that most people get started with photography because they think it’ll be easy money. It’s not. It’s a lot of work. It’s not just about taking the pictures (which can take at least a couple of hours), it’s also about editing them to make them look the way you want them to. That can take several hours to accomplish. But I love it though and no matter how many photographers continue cropping up around here, I’m still going to stick with it…

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  1. I feel the same way. I have had a camera in my hands since I got my first 110 at 12 years old. I have 2 plastic tubs full of pictures to prove it. Now that DSLRs are coming down in price, just about anyone get get a decent camera and they think because they have the camera they can be a photographer. It has taken me years to learn what I have learned. I wanted to go into business but have the same problem here. So, I just use my talent to take pictures for friends and family. I don’t know that I will ever go into business, I just enjoy doing it. Keep your chin up, the bad ones will weed themselves out over time.
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    1. Thanks girl! I just don’t understand why some people have to be so hateful when they get competitive. Though I will say, I have not encountered this type of hostility from any other photographer besides that one person. So I definitely know it’s something personal. Most photographers do their own thing and don’t worry about what others are doing. That’s how I am. And I can even admit when someone is better than me.

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