Was looking around today trying to find something to shoot. Something new. Something inspiring. Something to reawaken my passion for the craft.
I’d been feeling defeated off and on for years. There’s a saying that says something like “doing a job you hate is a good way to ruin a perfectly good hobby”. I tried to google it but couldn’t find the exact phrase.
At any rate, that’s kind of how it’s felt for a while. Photography was something I loved. And when I tried to make it a business it became just another annoying job. Several times I felt I should just quit. Go back to having it just be a hobby.
But I can’t quite do that. I need my photography to pay for itself because there’s no way my day job can pull that trick off. So, I need to remind myself of something I said at the start of the year, I need to go back to the kids table. Go back to just having fun. Do my own thing. If people like it enough to hire me for it, then great. I’ll charge through the nose for it because I’ll be the ONLY one who can give them what I can give them.
That really kicked up with this shot that I did by accident. Walking across the field I was deep in thought. I just happened to glance over and see the sun bounce off the snow…another step and it was gone…if I hadn’t glanced over I never would have seen it and this never would have been made.