I was on the verge of making it big. At the age of 29 years old I was going to be the proud owner of my own Brokerage. After spending
many years in the mortgage business I knew I was capable of making a great living.
Things took a little twist when I needed a photograph for my website.
My soul didn’t leap for joy when I went to work everyday, I went through the motions the way many people do. I wanted to get through the day and keep the weekend close to my heart. I felt like I was existing and not living. I wanted to do something exciting for my career but I didn’t know what until I met the guy who took my picture.
Granted he had a setup that would make any photographer drool. With a push of a button the backdrop would fall and the lighting was dynamic. With the music playing in the background combined with his fun personality the picture taking process was rather enjoyable.
The epiphany came to me while I was sitting on the little stool smiling for the photographer. I wanted to be on the other side of the camera. I stayed true to that desire and said goodbye to the Mortgage world for good.
Making a transition into a photography career isn’t the easiest task in the world but the benefits are numerous if the love is there. Like starting any new business an investment is required but the biggest obstacle for many is seeing their personal value. I’ve heard excuses like “it’s too competitive” or “I can’t make enough money.” All of these beliefs can be true but so is the opposite. Many photographers are making a great living in spite of the competition and no two photographers are alike. Your photography will be different and special. Our perception of the world differs and each of us will capture a photograph in a way that is unique to us.
So if your desire it is to be a photographer, don’t let fear stand in the way of your dreams. So many resources are available in helping your achieve your goals. learn everything you can about your trade, immerse yourself in what you love and go make some money with it!
You can start by joining a local association like http://www.PhotoAdvClub.com … They can help you get the contacts, experience & education you need!
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