It's taken the better part of two years to work up the nerve to quit my "9:00-5:00" and go after photography full time. It's a little terrifying, but the fact that I won't have to wake up and hate the new day will be worth it. It's hard to package all my emotions into a sentences and paragraphs, to look at them objectively.
The support of a few has made all the difference, and I would be very remiss if I didn't mention them. First off, when you're meant to do something, God will pave the way and make it happen. It can be quite scary. Circumstances change, opportunities arise, you turn around, and people are calling you up with gigs. (As I've been writing this post, I literally just got a text about a gig and had to turn down because I'm already booked. There are no coincidences). It hasn't always been this way. There have been months would the phone never rang, when I advertised and networked, and nothing ever worked out. Now, though, must be the time, because God is paving the way beneath my feet. Anyway, just trust Him; He know's what He's doing. My wife, Annie, is just amazing and willing to do whatever it takes to make this happen. Without her I wouldn't be able to do make this transition. I'm grateful to my parents for teaching me that I can do whatever I want as long as I work hard enough and for making me take that first photo class in college. Kyle Dettman, my great creative friend, is always keen to help out while telling me to "take over the world".
For years I'm been a photo leach, sifting through the sands of knowledge on the internet and quite frankly, I'm tired of it. Of course I'm not going to delete my Twitter and become a miser like Zack Arias :P (who you need to be following), but I want to begin talking and not simply listening. That's what I want this blog to become: both a creative outlet for myself and possibly a place where people can learn this craft. I certainly don't want to pretend that I know everything, but as I go through the growing pains of starting a photographic career, I'd like to give those who might be considering this same profession an inside look at the triumphs and troubles. Two guys who do know pretty much everything are Chase Jarvis and the Zack Arias I mentioned above. If your new to this start with them.
Well, it's 2:00 PM. My last shift just ended. How about a golf shoot and then a music video? I'll take it.