Friday, February 28, 2014

Passion Search Continues

One of the questions you need to ask yourself when trying to find your passion is -- what are your interests? I tend to gravitate towards the camera.

My career before I became a mom was a news videographer. I actually liked going to work (I still do). My work tool allowed me to be creative -- most of the time. Leaving my television news career to be a mom was an easy choice. Motherhood was a desire I never thought I would get a chance to experience. Being a mom is hard work, one of the toughest jobs on the planet -- in my opinion, but it is extremely rewarding and is the ultimate joy -- for me anyways. Mommy life still continues to surprise me every day, but I miss the creative aspect of videography.

I have spent the past couple of months doing some soul-searching trying to figure out the next steps for me. I was feeling lost not knowing where to take the next step. Inspiration struck me while I was "social surfing"  and came across some stunning photos. This fellow IGer (a person on Instagram) motivated me to pick up a camera again. His beautiful and amazing photos struck my creative soul. So this time I will try a little still photography. 

Right now experimenting is the key as my instincts are to follow the action. My automatic digital camera doesn't allow for manual focus which I'm accustomed to using the lens to do the work not the camera. I'm sure I could go out and get a different camera & lens, but when you are saving for college it's not a valid expense -- YET!  

My goal is for a weekly expedition to test out my camera. I have no real area of expertise I will just shoot what strikes me that week. This week I didn't have to travel to far because our tree out front was calling to me.  

As I write about my love for photography a childhood memory struck me, actually a Christmas gift I received back in elementary school -- a camera. I loved that camera.  I remember waiting for the square photos to be mailed to me. You never knew what you would be getting it was always a surprise, sometimes good sometimes not so good. As a 5th grader back then it was hard to keep up that hobby as film costs were over my income level at the time. By the time I got to middle school my camera began to build up with dust. :'-(   

I wonder how different it would be if I had an iPhone back then? To bad I don't have a Flux Capacitor and a DeLorean.

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