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In 2009, upon my college graduation, I had to make that necessary step of deciding my career, an occupation that would begin shaping my entire life path. Soon after I received my Sociology diploma I decided, with only looking UP at how amazing I felt when I take photos and not DOWN at all the obstacles, that photography was the career I’d pursue. A year later…I’ve become an international photographer with clients under my belt that others don’t acquire in 5 years in the profession.
BUT HOW WOULD THINGS HAVE BEEN IF I BEGAN TO MAKE EXCUSES?
The list below highlights true-story “setbacks” and “obstacles” that “threatened” my pursuits in this one-year span of following my dreams. The responses, however, show me giving in to them. Take a look:
- I don’t have a lot of money; getting all the equipment I need is impossible.
- I didn’t go to school for photography; I’m not qualified to shoot this.
- I’ve only been doing this for a year; no one will take me seriously.
- All I have is an inexpensive amateur-level camera and lens; I can’t possibly do paid gigs with this.
- I don’t have my own personal computer- my desktop crashed 2 years ago; I can’t do photography without my own computer.
- Moreover, I don’t personally own Photoshop software; I can’t possibly get what I need done.
- Every single photographer has a $4,000+ professional system…all I have is a $700 one; I can’t shoot Fashion Week- I’m going to look like such a novice.
- These potential event company clients I’ve researched are super-professional; I’m not going to call, they’ll probably find someone much more experienced.
- My budget is super-limited and, again, I don’t have my own personal laptop with Photoshop; forget going to London for Continue reading