WC: What Do You Shoot?

I love a great many things in life – purring cats, a heavy snowfall, a rocking tune, a solid dose of mist, a beautiful hike – to name a few.  Sing with me: “these are a few of my favorite thiiings….”  And fortunately, most of the things that bring me joy pair well with photography, my other love.

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Welcome to the very last post of the year!  There’s no weekly challenge this week, so I wanted to take a break and address something else that’s been weighing on my mind.

My life has become, in a word, overwhelming.  The stress of building a photography business on top of a full-time job, home life, and anything in between is starting to get to me.  So I need to make some changes – for my health and my sanity.  I don’t ever want my photography to become a “job;” I love it too much.  So I can’t afford for it to become a point of stress.

I’m excited to try all sorts of different things with my photography, but the business side is just taking too much time, so I need to better focus my efforts.
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WC: Making it as a Photographer

Starting a photography business is hard.  Some think it’s a simple matter of taking good photos.  My friends and family think my pictures are great; I bet I can sell them!  But in actually going through the steps myself, I can tell you there’s a lot more to it.  I’d like to share with you some insight into that world.

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WC: Then and Now – My Photography 10 Years Ago

I often get the question, “How long have you been into photography?” but I don’t have the standard answer many other photographers have.  I can’t count the number of years I’ve wandered with a camera, because I frankly can’t remember a time when I haven’t.  My earliest photos predate digital, when I carried a cheap plastic something that took film cartridges I didn’t even have to queue or wind.

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