I am an I.T. engineer for a major corporation. I do enjoy what I get to put my hand on. Photography is a hobby of mine. Where does it fit in with my future?
As I have done several shoots, I have realized that I do enjoy fashion photography. Though, my passion for it is not as strong as others. So far, I have found that car photography is awesome! I love lighting them, love showing the engineering of them, and the presence. Cars, to me, feel much grander and a marvel.
Where does that lead me to? If I were to dream big, I would like to shoot Ferrari's, Lamborghini's, Porsche's, and other exotic cars. I would love to put them on roads in Arkansas, Kansas, Swiss Alps, Australian outback, or even the hills of England. To me, a car has a place where it's natural at. For instance, convertible Lamborghini is at home on Miami beach cruising at dusk with the neon of the hotel's lite up.
How do I get there, and is it even possible? For one thing, I must take the realization I am a type 1 diabetic. Going out on my own without insurance is a huge risk. One thing I must keep in mind is God will provide, if that is where I am to go.
Getting there is tricky for me; however, not impossible. Where I am in my photography is that I need to learn what will jump me to the next level. I am trying my hand at car photography, and will continue to focus on it. I believe that getting to the next level requires me to get a mentor, as well as doing a workshop. How I do those two, not completely sure.
One challenge for me is that I do not have an outgoing personality. It's difficult for me to meet new people and even more difficult to open up to them. However, I do consider myself a people person. Without people, I loose energy and tend to seclude myself.
I am not opposed to sharing about my challenges or successes. I am certainly not one to say "look at me, I am great!" However, I share my challenges and successes, because I am a real person. Even in business, as I am a business major, one must be real. Too often we put on the button-down shirt, tie, and shoes and push our personality away.
I am a real person, ready to do real work, and ready to make the next jump. Where might it take me? Where will the wind blow!