2011you will start off with a nonprofessional camera.
you will be editing with picmonkey.com
you will probably only be using the cross process preset.
you start shooting everything- from the cat to the siblings.
you will be reading every free resource available.
you have no idea what you're doing.
you get a better camera.
it takes lots and lots and lots of practice.
you don't know what any of the buttons mean, and you're shooting in auto.
you will swing from one style/type often- in the beginning.
you will be frustrated that your photos don't measure up to "so & so's."
you will put your camera aside and want to give up.
you might entertain some self pity, and stay there awhile.
2012you will be excited about your photos, until you post them to the internet and see someone's else latest photography post.
you will blame your camera- and grieve that you don't have a several thousand dollar camera.
it will take a long time to get from one of your first photos- to your latest.
there will always be that one person who fails to see how being a photographer is an actual job- or how it is hard.
2012you will copy pictures from pinterest and your first shoot may include lots of typical senior/prom poses.
you will get your first positive comment(s)
you will see a glimmer of hope, and see that you may actually get the hang of this.
you will book your first shoot. the photos may not be amazing- but they are a big improvement.
you start growing faster and faster.
you will get that expensive camera and editing equipment.
you start getting good.
you realize you don't want to do any other type of photography except people- mainly weddings.
2015you will do lots of free work, just to get your name out there.
you "shoot" your first model couple.
you get your first review.
2015you know you are starting to get good. and you get excited.
you may get criticized- again.
you will start booking more shoots- and actually get paid!
you might email other photographers - a few steps ahead of you - asking their advice about the pressure to change styles. they will tell you to stay true to you.
2015you keep on swimming.
you realize you are content with where you are- finally- but know you could definitely improve.
you keep on swimming.
keep on swimming.
pc Anna Faith