I can't believe it has been FOUR months, since I voluntarily quit my last job. One of the best decisions that I have ever made. Do not regret it. Not one bit.
I really hate to see people make assumptions and/or judgments about photographers. I always hear, "Just because you buy a camera doesn't mean you are photographer..." I mean, I know and can understand why people say that, because of "stereotypes" and there can be truth to the statement. The truth? A camera doesn't make you a photographer. Maybe that is what they mean? I do know, you must know how to work your camera (on manual, as well as the different settings). However, many of those people may just want to own a nice camera. Period. Others may be wanting to be a photographer and have a business. Seriously. Everyone has their reasons. Every person that wants to be a photographer has to start somewhere. That goes for any profession. You have to start from somewhere. You aren't going to start out at the top. If that was the case, everyone would be doing what they wanted. Granted, some people are more talented than others, but still. You know that wedding photographer you hired? What about the newborn photographer? Oh, you had pictures taken to announce your engagement? Did someone take pictures of your family? So, you did? Just remember: Your photographer started out somewhere too. Maybe they were one of those people, who people thought, "Look, they bought a camera and think they are a photographer." (Guess they proved those people wrong). Everyone starts from the beginning. It is just really how you develop your talent and skills that makes the difference.
Disclaimer: No one said anything to me. This is just something that I have observed.
Sorry, rant over.
Did you participate in the April Photo a Day challenge via Instagram? Follow me: whitneyehfar
Here are my photos from the challenge.
Day 2: Color (blue and white)
Day 3: Mail (free dvd courtesy of klout)
Day 4: Someone Who Makes You Happy
Day 5: Tiny (polka dots on my nails)
Day 6: Lunch
Day 7: Shadow
Day 8: Inside Your Wallet (hobo international lauren clutch wallet)
Day 10: Cold
Day 11: Where I ate Breakfast
Day 12: Stairs
Day 13: Something I Found (my blog that I had made into a book about two years ago)
Day 14: How I Feel (ecstatic)
Day 15: Sunset (sunset at manhattan beach)
Day 16: Flower: Flowers at Disneyland
Day 17: Something I Don't Like (pumping gas)
Day 19: Orange (cactus cooler)
Day 20: Something I Drew (did this about four years ago)
Day 21: Bottle (soda stream machine that we got over a year ago)
Day 22: Last Thing I Bought
Day 23: Vegetable (roasted parmesan green beans)
Day 24: Something I'm Grateful For (so glad that I got to experience this)
Day 25: Looking down (how is this comfortable?!?!?)
Day 26: Black and white (what I'm reading)
Day 28: 1pm (worked on a post about the five proms that I attended. post can be seen: here)
Day 29: Circle (my next purchase)
Day 30: Something that makes you sad (people that give up their pets or animals in shelters)
Now, it's time for May's challenge. I promise, it is super fun!
In other news...
I made a new button. Feel free to grab it, if you wish.
Now, something light-hearted and hilarious...
Have you checked out the website, Text From Dog? It's hilarious.
I could not stop cracking up. See what I mean?