Nicole | Personal | Brisbane | 16th November 2011
I came across this quote the other day on Photography Concentrate where there was a whole heap of different posters about photography, courage, creating and seeing things differently. It is an amazing website and if you are into photography, then I think you should go and check it out. I am printing the posters out and framing them for my office. Sometimes the journey of being your own boss within a creative field certainly takes courage. Every time I talk to someone about my work, or photographing in general, they can’t believe that I do it full time and make an income for it. Yes it takes courage, hard work and lots of determination. It is my only job, my business and my passion. In the famous words of Steve Jobs – “If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life..” It is so true. While I work hard, constantly battling myself (I am my own worst critic), riding the rollercoaster that is running your own business, learning, creating.. I remember that I love what I do and sometimes I don’t even feel like I am working.. I have the flexibility to design my own life, create photographs that allow people to remember where they were at that particular moment in time – whether it be a wedding, a newborn session, a family session or a boudoir session… each photograph reminders the viewer where they were at that very moment and evokes some form of emotion… happy, sadness, self confidence… I guess that’s pretty special and the main reason that I became a photographer.
What is your passion in life? How do you pursue your dream? I would love to hear about you, at least to know I am not the only crazy one out there!!