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Becoming a photographer
So I've finally managed to find a little bit of time to write a very overdue blog. Iv'e been incredibly busy over the last few months managing a career, a family and a home and this can often leave little or no time for the little extras but here we go.... I recently got asked why I embarked upon a career as a photographer. The truth is, it was never planned and certainly not contemplated. When I was younger I had entirely different aspirations. This is actually my third go at a career, third time lucky as they say. So how did I fall into this new career? It was by pure chance. I literally had no inclinations with regards to entering into this new field. I had friends who were professional photographers and I never once felt the temptation to join them. It all started with a trip to South East Asia. I had one of those hand held cameras, which prior to the trip had served me well. However when you visit countries as beautiful as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia you want to capture every sight, texture, colour and moment. Its a country steeped in history, culture and religion and there were so many beautiful sights that will stay with me forever.But with amy ancient camera, nearly as old as the country and a seven second delay from pressing the button to actually capturing the shot, there were many shots I missed. For instance in Vietnam I witnessed a whole family of FIVE on ONE motorbike, kids included. You need a pretty good camera to capture those moments and my camera clearly wasn't up to speed. So I vowed to buy a new camera as soon as I returned to the UK. However on that trip I took more photos, than, up until that point, I had ever taken in my life. On my return photography developed into a hobby and then, when I met my husband seven years ago, he encouraged me to train to become a professional. I genuinely hadn't thought about doing so until he encouraged me to take it further. So I did a course and passed with flying colours and the rest is history. With a lot of perseverance, hard work, and commitment I've managed to carve out a career for myself and I often now work for the same people over and over again, capturing memories and watching families grow, its a beautiful thing I get to do. It's a very rewarding vocation, even when I often have deadlines and not enough hours in the day. So thats my story so far... Bye for now, Dee x anaged to find a little bit of time to write a very overdue blog. Iv'e been incredibly busy over the last few months managing a career, a family and a home and this can often leave little or no time for the little extras but here we go.... I recently got asked why I embarked upon a career as a photographer. The truth is, it was never planned and certainly not contemplated. When I was younger I had entirely different aspirations. This is actually my third go at a career, third time lucky as they say. So how did I fall into this new career? It was by pure chance. I literally had no inclinations with regards to entering into this new field.I had friends who were professional photographers and I never once felt the temptation to join them. It all started with a trip to South East Asia. I had one of those hand held cameras, which prior to the trip had served me well. However when you visit countries as beautiful as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia you want to capture every sight, texture, colour and moment. Its a country steeped in history, culture and religion and there were so many beautiful sights that will stay with me forever.But with amy ancient camera, nearly as old as the country and a seven second delay from pressing the button to actually capturing the shot, there were many shots I missed. For instance in Vietnam I witnessed a whole family of five on ONE motorbike, kids included. You need a pretty good camera to capture those moments and my camera clearly wasn't up to speed. So I vowed to buy a new camera as soon as I returned to the UK. However on that trip I took more photos, than, up until that point, I had ever taken in my life. On my return photography developed into a hobby and then, when I met my husband seven years ago, he encouraged me to train to become a professional. I genuinely hadn't thought about doing so until he encouraged me to take it further. So I did a course and passed with flying colours and the rest is history. With a lot of perseverance, hard work, and commitment I've managed to carve out a career for myself and I often now work for the same people over and over again, capturing memories and watching families grow, its a beautiful thing I get to do. It's a very rewarding vocation, even when I often have deadlines and not enough hours in the day. So thats my story so far... Bye for now, Dee x

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