Welcome to the first post.
In the coming weeks I hope to share with you the journey I am taking to realise a dream that I have been cherishing for the past 2 years; to turn a love of photography and people into a thriving business.
I owe a huge debt of gratitude to everyone who has helped me get to this point. I firmly belive that I would be nowhere if it was not for a few amazing photographers and friends who believe so wholeheartedly in sharing their experience and knowledge.
I am embarking on a journey of my own, and I believe that the experiences to come may benefit other aspiring photographers.
This blog was created to share these experiences, and in some ways keep the free exchange of knowledge going.
I never planned on loving photography. Truth be told I never even had a camera until I was 21, and even then the cost of film and developing meant that I only took the odd happy snap when I felt obliged to.
As far as earning money from a camera, well nothing could have been further from my mind. It was medicine all the way, with hopes of specialising in orthopaedic surgery at some point.
The idea of earning a second income whilst practicing medicine would have been treated as the ludicrous notion it is!
However, fate often has some strange surprises in store for us, and so it was in 2005 when I received a call from a colleague asking if I was interested in flying to Maputo (Mozambique) as Nelson Mandela’s doctor. Who would decline an offer like that?