Identity and Thinking Process
I didn’t instantly love photography. To be honest, I’ve only begun my photography journey last year and to this day I am still struggling to describe myself as a photographer. However, the idea of embarking on this path came to me when I was working in a similar industry. At first, I was involved in graphic design; it was during my high school days. Yet, I had always been in awe with photography, and I always understood it. Perhaps, it extracted my true creative spirit the same way as graphic design. I was nothing more than a casual observer then.
That changed entirely on the advent of smartphone and social media technology. By the time I had an Android [phone] and set up my own Instagram account, I realized there was nothing else that could stop me from taking and sharing photos. What I did not see coming was a wealth of opportunity for me to exhibit my work, in exchange for a generous amount of reward. I remember the extreme joy I had over winning a few Instagram photo contests, which won me a bunch of free stuff: a getaway trip, an iPhone, and a mirrorless camera that I still use today.
I’m still technically a photographer, yet I also devote myself to different kinds of work. I quite enjoy working as a freelance content writer. And with experience in graphic design and radio broadcasting, it is safe to say that I was meant to take up a career in the creative industry. Like similar kinds of work in the creative industry, photography not only allows you to satisfy your artistic side; but also learn to properly plan, manage your time, and make sure you invest your time and energy to prepare. It requires more thought processes than anyone expects.
While I may not be able to provide a definitive explanation to photography, I do know one thing that’s certain. Photography comes from the heart. You should not wait for the next tech invention to help you out. Start with what you have today.