Change is good – so they say. Who are “they” I often wonder…but that really doesn’t matter here…what matters is that changes in attitudes and locations and life is always good for the soul. Just my opinion of course, but something that I try to live by.
I’ve talked in the past about making changes and daring myself to step out of my comfort zone to experience life and whatever it throws at me. I left a full-time, corporate job to pursue a passion – photography, which I have slowly but steadily grown for over 3 years now… With this passion of photography being my “work” (and I use quotes because I hate to let something I love become a job), I’ve learned alot about me, I’ve gotten to travel to amazing places near and far, and experience life. In a world of 9-5, this probably never would have happened, hate to say it. So with those changes, comes some sacrifices, but at the same time, it has opened up my world to adventure and soo much more than I ever expected.
So, with my ramblings here, I guess you can say, I have a point. For those who know me, even in the slightest, know of my love for travel and adventure…. My goal is to see the world that we live in – the good AND bad of it… My photography has inspired me to do more…. I go to places and see things that I want to share. I want people to feel like they have traveled with me and experienced the trips… So I’ve decided to change my focus (in a sense) of photography to more of travel-related, photo-journalistic approach.
I will Always do the type of photography that has gotten me to where I am now – shooting people, families & events…. but now is the next step in my journey – and that is to combine two passions and loves – Photography and Travel. It’s going to be hard sometimes. You have to look at trips a little differently. You have to open your eyes even wider and think about what you’re shooting even moreso….You have to take photos that will evoke even more emotion…allow the viewer to taste and smell what they are seeing. Have the words to add that will allow people to feel like they are experiencing what you are experiencing…It’s being the eyes and ears of the location – sharing it all.
My goals from 3 years ago are evolving….and evolution is always good – it means that you are moving forward and creating new goals. When I made the choice to pursue photography full time, I never wanted it to be something that would hinder my ability to travel and do things. Probably why I never opened a studio or anything like that. I’ve kept it simple and easy. Doing enough to keep growing and making progress.
The next evolution is what I’ve been talking about. To evolve into the next set of goals. To travel and experience and invite all of you to join me. It will be hard at times – frustrating even. It will take me to places that I’ve only dreamed about. Meeting people and eating crazy foods. But living. And that makes me happy. Stay tuned for these changes to come. I will be going back and sharing my past 3 years (and beyond) of adventures a little more in depth, as well as sharing up and coming ones (next one is in 2 weeks!)…I will be making (positive) changes to this blog – changing the format and appearance a little and giving it a new title… I will be working on my website to represent what I am doing and to share the photos and words… I will be submitting articles and photos to magazines and other publications to broaden my audience… I will also be creating a few book projects that have come from a few years of ideas and photos that I’ve been working on. Lots to manage and work on – but as I said earlier, these are the next set of goals. And I invite my readers/viewers to share their thoughts and experiences & trip/adventure ideas.
I leave you with one of my favorite quotes that I look at daily from His Holiness, the 14th The Dalai Lama: The True Meaning of Life – “We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, uselful with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life.”
I hope to contribute to not only my own personal happiness, but to yours as well.
Looking forward to sharing my journey with you all.
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