on New Year and resolutions 01/01/2012
Take a life of 57 years dominated by left brain thinking, managing and organizing others and turn it on its head – turn me on my head. Go to the right side of the brain and see who is there. Am I there? Is there enough there to make a move in this direction?
Self- doubt, apparently I am not alone. Reading David duChemin’s Vision Mongers, I found comfort in the interview with vocational photographer Dave Delnea – “I asked Dave about making the transition, if he ever asked himself, “Am I even good enough to do this?” He smiled. “I still do. All the time.” (page 130)
I start this blog to chronicle my journey from hobbyist to vocational photographer. I cannot quit my day job right now – I have too many responsibilities, and debt. But I can take big steps toward my future – hindered only by self-doubt.
For my journey I need to pack:
1. A plan
5. Dedication to craft
6. Desire to learn
Along the way I need to acquire:
1. A mentor (I have one – sort of)
2. A more serious mentor
3. Marketing skills
4. More Confidence
5. More Experience
My tools include:
1. The above mentioned Vision Mongers
2. Scott Bourne and Skip Cohen’s Going Pro and their blog by the same name
3. The inspiration of others through their websites and blogs that I will highlight as I go.
This is an invitation for others to join me and share their journey as well.
Holly is a New England photographer. Her vocational work includes informal portraits, particularly outdoors in the places that people feel the most free to be themselves. Her efforts to give back through photography include shooting for non-profit events such as the Pan Mass Challenge. For pleasure, the coast resonates.