When it comes to travel photography, I am not all that surprised that many emerging and aspiring photographers have a somewhat over romanticized notion of the challenges many of us face in making a career out of this profession. In all honesty, I was just as guilty nearly nine years ago when I purchased my
Tag: Thoughts and Reflections
When it comes to professional photography, you commonly find that photographers choose to specialize in a specific genre, such as wedding, landscape or travel photography for example. Some photographers even take this to the next level, labeling themselves as “HDR” photographers or “Black and White Fine Art” photographers. This mindset is certainly not endemic to
As I was walking around my parents house this holiday season, I came across an image of myself as a wee little lad. Not only did I do a double take, but I had to run and grab my son so that I could take this photo to show the similarities between my son Jack
Being a “photographer” is a very romanticized profession. While there certainly are a ton of perks, life isn’t always so glamorous as traveling around the globe, taking photos of beautiful locations and “living the life”. For me, when I am out on location shooting, like I am right now (connecting via a tethered cell phone
The True Voyage of Discovery Lets face it…photography is expensive. Whether you are a full time working professional or you just happened to recently find your artistic side, having a passion for photography can be extremely hard on the wallet. Between picking up professional DSLR camera bodies, having the sharpest glass (lenses) and traveling all over the
The question I am asked most often always goes something like this, “I have always dreamed of becoming a professional photographer, what is your secret?”. As the photography industry itself continues to drastically change, I have noticed a constant flow of new people flooding into the ever shrinking photography job market. Whether it is because of the
Those that know me personally, know that I am a very reflective person. I enjoy looking back on the past in appreciation of the present moment. It is amazing to think about how many different experiences, moments, relationships, jobs or missed opportunities brought you to where you are today. It should then not be a surprise that I would look back on my first paid photography job ever.