I Am Still Here
Sedona 2014 www.tamaragoochphoto.com
A blog post inspired by guilt, guilt that I haven't posted a blog in a few days. That doesn't seem right, but here I am. So decided to shed some light on the life of a photographer and to dispel the notion that photographers have a camera in their hand 24/7. Now I would like to be shooting all the time. I think most photographers would. Being out shooting creating magic, memories and capturing that special moment in time, possibly never to be seen again, is what we live for. But the reality is that I spend a good 75% of my working time in front of a computer. Not nearly as glamorous. My clients as well as other part time photographers may not really think about it, but digital workflow, billing, editing, post production, marketing, accounting, taxes, and the plethora of other general office work, not to mention social media, blogs, websites and galleries (yikes) is where you spend most of your time if your going to be successful photographer.
Red Heeler 2014 www.tamaragoochphoto.com
I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY!
Not only do I appreciate photography, I consume photography. I love art and being creative. It is a passion without a doubt or I would never do anything I ranted about in the previous paragraph. Even as I type this in the back of my mind are all the things I know I need to do, but there is also all the things I want to do, to photograph. All the projects I have going, all the ones I want to start, and the ones I haven't yet thought of and the dream just keeps getting bigger and better. And you know I hope this ride never ends.
Wind Turbine 2008 www.tamaragoochphoto.com
Here is to every passion you or I will ever have, the people that helped us realize our dreams, our children, our parents, our bright future and the joy that is life. Looking back, I know I still have much I want to learn about photography. I know I have much that I can teach and share. I know there is a business side of my passion that will always command much of my attention and I know I am creative and passionate about the career I have chosen and I will always strive to share as much as I can, as often as I can, with all of you.