Future Dreams & Thoughts About My Photography
Hello my loverlies! (*Snort* I sound like an old lady! 😂 )
This post has been on my mind for quite some time, and I've just now sat down to write it! I've gone through a lot of change this year, and though I'm a pretty open-minded-i-love-change kind of person, this change... is different. **NOTE: THIS IS A SENTIMENTAL POST & A LOAD OFF MY MIND. BE PREPARED FOR A LOOONG POST**
For one, I've become more "a young lady." Nearly every time I go out with my Mom, someone stops us and says:
"You look just like your mom!"
Or, at our Church, people tap me on the shoulder thinking I'm my Mom! I guess it's just one thing about growing up.
Also, has anyone noticed (*I'm sure someone's noticed*) that the holidays change nearly dramatically when you're older??
I'm excited to celebrate His Birthday, and to exchange presents, but I don't feel... so excited and breath-taken anymore. It's weird. Yesterday I went with my Grandmother to a cute little local town and shopped in the little antique shops, and though it was so Christmas-ey and wonderful, it was the first time that I had really felt joyful for this Christmas. Nearly all of my joy has been taken due to my Grandfather passing as well, I'm sure you've noticed. 😬 😢
OKAY. HAPPIER NOTE PLEASE?? 🎶
Anyways. My photography. I've done a lot this past year with my Dad's (nearly willed to me though now) camera, a T2i. I took these two pretty amazing pictures this summer:
And yet, these are "pretty amazing," I feel like I could do even better. Is that possible? Do we crave more than we have? I know it's a sin to covet, but if you know that you're just a advanced beginner, nearly an intermediate, you feel like you could do MORE? One of my main faults is comparing myself. After I read Lydia's sweet post, I suddenly realized how much I do it. I don't have a million followers like my "idled bloggers" do, but I have followers that care and that make me feel amazing, and bring sunshine to my cloudy days. 🌥
Some of my favorite posts are the posts I want to write; sweet, sentimental posts that give you something to THINK about. Do you know what I mean?
Ha. 😋 This post about my "future dreams & thoughts" about my photography has turned into a "what I should be doing that I don't," post. Silly me.
Anyways, my future is all up to God. Some of the things that I want to do with my photography are these:
START A BUSINESS:
- 85mm lens for Canon
- 17-85mm lens for Canon
- 58mm Wide-Angle for Canon
- EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Lens for Canon
And maybe even save up for the Mark II, a camera I've wanted for awhile, but VERY expensive! 😯
After I either turn 16, 18, or I graduate from high school, I hope (seeing that everything is still going alright, I'm not engaged or anything else- who knows but God? 😛) to start a business in child, baby, and newborn photography. I've always loved working with my siblings, and this will give me more of a chance- plus give me even more experience with little kids! :D
SELL MY WORK:
I've been told a lot of times I should enter my photography to the fairs and contests, and I have! I'm definitely not the greatest photographer, but I do enter contests on the amazing Viewbug site! I also plan to possibly sell things like photo mats, little inspirational canvases, etc. on our Etsy Shop soon, so be on the lookout for that!! 👏
WORKING FOR FREE:
I've missed a few opportunities this year after not pulling out my camera when I should've, but I have also worked for free which has been SO fun! I hope to gain a lot of experience in that area with working with people.
YOU NEVER KNOW...
I have no idea what I'll be doing in six years. Where I'll be. In the USA. A missionary. If I'll be engaged. Pregnant. In the middle of adopting a baby. Have a job. Single. Have a photography business or not. If I'll be an aunt. It's scary to think about it, but also amazing to know that He's in Control of my WHOLE LIFE and that He has so many things in store for me. Whatever it is, I'm ready. My whole life could change tomorrow. You just never know. 😯
ALL FOR NOW! HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND EVERYONE! (It's almost the weekend, isn't it? 😂 )