As a child I had high hopes for my future. At nine years of age, I knew I wanted to be a photographer . Then later ( Young adult) in my life I added midwifery to the list as well. My love for photography is steadfast. There isn’t a moment I don’t think about how I can turn something into an art form from a photo. I see things differently when I look at it. Experts say that people like me are right brained. I’m creative and definitely intuitive.
As for being a midwife. I never became one, but I tried by enrolling in college and studying until 3:00 in the morning. The courses were not so bad. I scored very high in subjects such as, anatomy, English and science. The not- so -easy stuff to most people. However, my math scores …lets just say there wasn’t a score board for me. Often times my scores were ( F t) . Have you ever heard of F plus? That was me. I wanted so much to be a midwife, because I found the reproductive system highly interesting. My goals were to take my photography skills and integrate it with midwifery. Clever huh? Despite how much I tried it didn’t happen. I tried for over 2 years in college, until I was kicked out of college after academic probation. No matter how great my other classes were going, I needed to pass them all. Yes, I could have tried at a later time in life, but life got in the way, got married, had children, grew older and the math side of my brain is completely hopeless. The math side of my brain didn’t shut down. It never opened. I have a reason for my math skills being so low, but thats another blog.
Anywho, my passion for photography is alive and well today. I get the pleasure to photograph women in all situations. However, I do not like nude photography. There is a lot more beauty and appeal in clothes. My genre is beauty and weddings. I’ll find the beauty in any woman and catch it with my lens! I don’t like basic stare( cheese photos) at the camera type images. Although there are times when that type of photography is needed. Such as a family photo or product shot. I’m always thinking the possibility of the photo becoming wall art.
I’m not where I want to be in the field of photography . I’d love it if I got to shoot more weddings and beauty images. It would be a plus be able to have more images framed and hung on the walls of my customers. I’ve been working on my home gallery for years. A dream differed !
Who says you can be anything you want to be? It’s the classic phrase every parent has probably said. There are so many obstacles that can get in the way.
- Family members
- Lack opportunities
I can’t be anything I want to be – but I can be a lot more of who I am already ? A great photographer!