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How I became a photographer.

I don’t have a heart warming story about something that changed my life and made me a photographer, It’s just I always loved photography, even when the only thing I had was a lousy camera on my old button phone.

I started to understand that I want photography to be more than my hobby when I was majoring criminology and psychology . During the college years I spent more and more time wandering outside and taking photos rather than sitting on the lectures (I’ve majored successfully BTW ^^”). When I realized that my craving to photography is getting really serious I bought myself a semi-professional camera in order to see whether or not I will improve. It was Canon Powershot and it indeed gained me the needed experience to move on to my first DSLR.

Judas Tree Blooming (Cercis Siliquastrum) taken with canon powershot.judas_tree

When I saw that I am ready to move on to next step of my photography and that this is for me much more than a hobby, I got myself a DSLR camera with 85mm and 24mm lens. It was like starting learning everything all over again. The manual and semi-automatic regimes, techniques, the iso-shutter-aperture ratio and so on, it was a whole new world that I enjoyed to explore.

Wild turtle taken with 85mm lens.turtle

When my photos started to look, well at least a little bit more professional I started “working” on two fronts. First was selling my photos at Shutterstock (I will make another post about it) and second was photographing people (couples,portraits, children). 

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Photographing people indeed makes more money, but the pressure and the responsibility is so much higher that I couldn’t  really enjoy myself at the process. Shooting portraits for my needs is one thing but doing that when you get paid is a little bit harder. I really want to achieve the stage when I can make a decent amount of money from selling my photos.

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As for today for me photography is a great passion, a way of life and a little bit extra money from the side. I’ve never felt disappointment from choosing this way of life and investing my money in that and I hope that I will learn and get better and better with every photo session I do. 

 

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