So, it’s World Photography Day today (they seem to have days for everything now, don’t they?). I’ll say that this particular day is certainly something I can get onboard with, though.
Photography has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. From studying it in school, using it as one of the elements of my Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, all the way to my days as a professional photographer – covering Weddings, Dance shows and a variety of sporting events. I also ran a pretty successful blog and 365 project (one photograph every day for a year) that allowed me to connect with some really great photographers from around the globe.
I no longer work as a professional tog and I haven’t done since my health took a nose dive back in 2013. Having developed a chronic heart condition I closed down my business and now simply photograph for fun.
There was actually a short period, shortly after my diagnosis, that I couldn’t bring myself to pickup my camera again. In my usual “If I can’t do it 100% full on, then it’s not worth doing at all” manner, I felt that no longer being able to work as a professional meant I couldn’t enjoy it just for fun either (Depression can make you think some very strange things! I sold all my equipment and just used my iPhone and a cheap dSLR with a kit lens. I even deleted my 365 blog and purged all my images too. What an idiot …
Anyway, fast forward to 2017 and I managed to get my head together a little more and spontaneously treated myself to a Canon EOS 6D. I’ve paired it with a 50mm Prime and the fabulous 24-105 L-Glass and I’m slowly starting to fall in love with it all over again.
I am really looking forward to pushing on with this next chapter of my journey – and sharing it on this blog!