|Summer Mow - Tehachapi, California|
While this episode had nothing to do with photography (a future episode will feature someone who's dream is to become a professional photographer), I did realize a truth about photography. I've known this for a while, but I've never really known how to put it into simple words. The truth is this: if your dream is to become a professional photographer, there are two essentials that you must possess.
|Journey Into Imagination - Arvin, California|
Second, to become a professional photographer you must have determination. Thomas Edison said, "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration." Vision is the 1%. Hard work, trying-failing-trying-again, never giving up, putting in hours and hours without compensation, continuously pushing oneself to be just a little bit better--those things are the 99%. Very rarely does a professional photographer gig just fall into someone's lap. Most people worked very hard to land their photography job. If you are not willing to put in the 99% perspiration, you are not likely going to achieve your dream.
|My Heart Or My Grave? - Tehachapi, California|
In order to become a professional photographer you must possess the two essentials of vision and determination. That is what's important, and nothing else.