Resolutions

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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WC: Finding Time for Photography

I’m always a bit surprised when I hear folks say something along the lines of, “I’d love to find more time for photography,” like photography is an extracurricular activity for which one must set aside dedicated time.  I hear tales of sad cameras left forgotten in a closet for months on end, and I just can’t comprehend this.

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WC: Shrinking Your World

We’re all quite small in this vast world.  We fill our lives up with work and projects and social lives and activities.  With everything we add, we discover how much the earth has to offer, and we realize we could never experience it all, given a hundred lifetimes.  The world feels bigger and bigger, with each new interest requiring thousands of hours to master, though each never reaches the state of “done.”

What drives us to be so insanely busy all the time?

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