In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought I’d tell you all what I’m thankful for as a photographer this year.
- Supportive Husband
- Financial Means to Travel
- Photography Gear
- Physical Health
My photography business wouldn’t mean anything if he wasn’t behind it 100%. And I know that not everyone has that support. He comes with me to craft fairs to help me set up and tear down. (he is now banished from attending the actual event as I do better when he isn’t there) He is my chauffer when we go out for a photo shoot. And he is also my financial advisor. He’ll point out shots that I may have overlooked, and overall he encourages me to keep trying. Even though he calls me nuts for going out at sunrise in the winter.
Financial Means to Travel
I may whine a lot about my day job. But it has paid for every trip we have gone on. And I am thankful that we’ve been able to go. My day job has also been supplementing my photography business for now, since I just opened it, however I am counting down the days until I no longer need it.
I am thankful that I’ve been able to buy my camera gear. Sir Nikolas is old, but he still works very well, and I am glad that I haven’t had to replace him. I am also glad that I was able to buy a backup camera which I’ve named Lady Nikolas, just in case my first one does fail. The second camera is also great so I can keep a longer lens on one camera and a wider lens on the other. That way I’m ready for anything.
I could be more fit, and better equipped to handle the altitude, but I’m thankful to be physically able to go out with my camera. Some of the trails we were on in Utah were not the easiest. Back in Wisconsin, my locations aren’t that challenging, but if I didn’t have my health I still wouldn’t be able to go out.
What are you thankful for? Leave a comment below.