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Friday, March 6, 2009

Passions?



















I like taking pictures. I don't consider myself a photographer. I don't ever want to accept money for taking pictures for people. Because for me, it's not a job, it's a hobby. I'm not that good, but if somebody is blessed by a picture that I took, knowing that they are blessed by it is enough for me.

I was at the gym yesterday and after the class, my mom and I did some weight stuff. The instructor for the class was talking to a lady and her (presumably) husband. Well since they were right behind me, I decided to do some slight eavesdropping. They were talking of their jobs and I overheard something that made me sad. The husband is a photographer. Naturally, my ears perked. However, he revealed that he no longer likes taking pictures, that it's just a job to him and he doesn't enjoy his work anymore. I got so sad for him. If you are making money while taking pictures of beautiful (and sometimes quite the contrary) things, then why wouldn't you be happy with your job? If you are a photographer but no longer enjoy taking pictures of things, then you should no longer be a photographer.

I was recently turned onto an AMAZING photographer by the name of Jessica Claire (thanks Jess!). Anyway, through reading her blogs, I realized that this woman was born to take pictures for people. Every time she posts pictures from an event or a wedding, she gets so excited. She comments on all her pictures and talks about each and every couple in such an exuberant way. When she takes engagement pictures for people, she always comments that she cannot wait for their wedding day when she gets to shoot for their wedding.

That woman is passionate about her work. Try and be passionate about your work, your school, anything you do. Deuteronomy 30:9 says "The Lord your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the Lord will again rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers."

I have to constantly remember that any work that I do, I should do fully for the Lord, no matter how meager or low that work may be.

3 comments:

Jessie said...

welcomes

Carina said...

I love your photos, Amy! It always makes me happy to see places and people in your photos that I'm not able to see in person. Keep it up! :) Hope all's going well with you.

Anonymous said...

Hey Amy, it's Melissa! I have to say that the pictures you took of Windy and I truly are a blessing, we've received so many compliments on them, and they really do help express our story when words can't. I think you are very talented and don't feel that you will ever have to worry about not enjoying what it is you love! :-)

p.s. i saw that you posted this link on facebook!

 

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