Many of the people I interact with ask me why I chose to become a professional photographer. I have been asked this question countless times. Some of the people who pose this question do so out of pity. They ask me why I couldn’t take up a ‘serious’ profession. In their minds, photography is for ‘jokers’. And therefore, as per their thinking, by opting to become a professional photographer, I joined the ranks of ‘jokers’. Therefore, to deal with this question once and for all, I will be telling you (all of you who keep on asking me) why I chose to become to a professional photographer.
The simple reason why I chose to become a professional photographer is because I love photography. A wise person once told me that if you choose a job you (really) like, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. And indeed, from the time I chose to be a professional photographer, I have never hard to ‘work’. I mean, to me, photography is fun. Therefore, while doing it, I don’t feel as if I am working. I feel as if I am having fun. I feel as if I am pursuing a hobby. Yet I get to earn something while at it!
Having chosen to become a professional photographer, I have endeavored to keep on getting better at the craft. And the efforts have paid off. Today, I find that I am booked for this entire season, with photography contracts each day. And as I have gotten better at the craft, my earnings from photography have kept on improving. It has gotten to a point where I was even invited to sign up for a credit card at getmyoffer.capitalone.com. This is because the people who look at people’s finances see that the state of my finances is reasonably good: hence the reason why I am getting things like the Capital One mail offer I have just made reference to. Clearly then, I don’t regret having chosen to become a professional photographer. It is something I enjoy doing and it pays my bills.