It was supposed to be a gift to myself. A splurge as I moved from broke-ass student life to the luxuries of adulting. I bought my first DSLR camera on eBay for $600. A week’s pay in those days.
I was so FRIGGIN’ excited! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I popped in the battery and memory card, put the lens on, and eagerly snapped a few pics. Um, they were crap. Dark. Flat. Totally Unremarkable. My smartphone snaps were just as good. Maybe better.
I was SO confused. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My new camera is FANCY! Shouldn’t my photos look like magazine covers now?!⠀⠀⠀
So I did what any chickenshit would do… I put the camera away.
It sat on a dark shelf, out of sight, out of reach. Out of mind. Two years in the literal and proverbial closet. The box I was so excited to open quickly became a lonely product of buyer’s remorse.
One day, I took it down. This time with more determination.
I played. I experimented. I explored the menus and tried out settings. I asked friends to model. I set up practice shoots. I surfed the web for resources.
I cringe to think of some of those early shots.
But then, guess what?
I got a shot I liked. Screw that, I’m just gonna say it: one I loved. A portrait of a friend’s daughter. My picture of this little girl honoured her adorable baby beauty. Here it is, straight out of the camera [sooc] dated on Facebook May 17th, 2010:
Pure gold, right?
I’ve never looked back. Eight years later, I’ve built a business doing what I absolutely friggin’ LOVE!
I want to help you get there, too.
To where you love the shots you’re taking without the crazy time, guilt and pain it took me. ⠀⠀
If you have a fancy camera sitting on a shelf – proverbial or otherwise – I’m here for ya. If you want to up your photo editing game, I got your back. If you’re ready to turn your photography hobby into a business, I am TOTALLY with you.
But first, you have to believe it is possible. Your hesitations? Your self-defeating talk? They end NOW. Click below for a free download: a little inspiration or at least a little negative self-talk ninja work.
Or, are you ready to dive straight in and get using your fancy cam? Great. Come join me in my course RIGHT NOW. We’ll curl up on your sofa, drink wine and talk photography. We’ll go at your pace, and you can watch and rewatch the lessons as often as you need to.
Don’t wait, like me!
Don’t wait for years like me. It is so darn unnecessary. Grab that fancy camera and let’s get started making beautiful pics. Who knows? A short time from now things could look *very* different for you!
— K, xx