Change is Good

I used to be into words, analysis, and science. But I’ve changed. Reading something more than 500 words makes me fidgety. I don’t even want to think about the scientific unless I’m photographing it. I’m completely different today compared to 10 years ago. I think I’m better, well rounded and definitely happier. I enjoy creating, exploring, playing.

When I left the corporate world I vowed to find out what my God-given purpose is. What makes me happy? What would I do if money were no object? I discovered that I still like to dance. Design is interesting, but photography is what drives me. For me good photographs drive the design process and I want to be making those photos. I bought a camera and lenses and have not put them down.

I say the ‘corporate world’ but in actuality I was in the military…I think they are similar environments in many ways.  After leaving the military I knew I had to do something different…part of the searching process involved volunteer work. I think volunteering is great…it seems giving is actually beneficial to the giver. I felt as if I got more out of it than those I was serving. I learned a lot and met a lot of great people. And I’ve since made giving /serving others a regular part of my life.

When I started exploring photography I had the benefit of meeting some great photographers. One pro graciously invited me to several photo shoots where I was able to get experience with studio lighting using a variety of cameras from a Cannon to a Hasselblad. I started out shooting lots of events.

Now, I’m at another stage of the journey. Studying photography as a full-time student {thanks to the GI Bill} and loving every minute!

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