Live to Shoot or Shoot to Live

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.

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“Captured” this Armadillo while riding my bike with my family at the beach. Yes, my camera was with me.

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.

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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.

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