I’m not sure what the future holds, but right now I carry my camera because I use it to document my life. I don’t typically carry my camera with the purpose of setting out to just make photography. (It does happen, but it’s rare.) And sometimes, there’s both.
I currently do something else. I don’t make money from photography. I’ve been asked and tempted, but I haven’t committed to anything that doesn’t fit into what I like to do as a “photographer.” I do think about these things a lot and I’m content carrying my camera around everywhere I go in case something needs to be captured, like a goofy offspring or an armadillo.
But more often than not, that “something” is usually my family, as mentioned in previous post(s). Not only am I able to document, but I’m also training. I love learning new things and photography allows for a long road of learning–with many intersections, spurs, off-road routes, and detours.
I don’t know where this road will take me, but that’s part of the excitement. And maybe once I stay on this road long enough, I’ll decide on a destination…or two.