It can be unnerving to take a leap of faith but as the writer Anais Nin said, "And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." She was one hundred percent correct and I've experienced this in my own life. Before becoming a photographer I was slogging along in unfulfilling jobs. It offered financial security though, so I begrudgingly stayed on for many years. This was not healthy for my physical or mental well-being. Ironically, this supposed safe route was slowly killing me.
I made a plan to jump ship and used the dreaded job as a way to prepare for my next venture of being a photographer. I bought my cameras and lenses, started working part time for a newspaper, and saved a little bit of money. The day finally came when I had to choose. I could continue toiling in the traditional route, or take a pay cut and follow my dreams. Thankfully I opted for the latter and thus began a wild and fulfilling ride that continues to this day.
Is there something that you want to do that involves a risk? Try not to let the fear of change stand in your way. Remember to never be your own defeatist. You are most beautiful when you allow yourself to bloom.
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March 18th, 2019 - March 27th, 2019
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Beauty is hiding in plain sight, but only for those who learn to see beyond the obvious. To capture the heart of a region through your lens, you must connect with a place on a deeper level. This often involves slowing down and immersing yourself in the culture of those who call it home. By doing so, you become more than just a tourist with a camera, but a participant searching for truth and understanding. Every corner of this earth has its own unique characteristics, and the successful travel photographer exposes these differences in a way that others can relate to.
Collage of photos from a recent workshop in Tuscany.
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