Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I Am Still Here

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

BUT
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.







7 comments:

  1. I love love love that Sedona shot...u r so talented...and I do understand your work load as its pretty much the same with me and publishing a magazine...keep shooting...I am glad youre still hear...get over your guilt...eat a brownie!! besos besos besos, Calamity

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  3. Thank you Calamity! You more than most understand. I can't imagine a life without photography or our wild horses, so I will never stop.

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  4. I meant "here"...geez and I call myself an Editor??? More like "dork"!

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  5. You are such a champion in your field, I wish I had learnt to operate the camera a bit more, as I love what you can capture in life and nature. and I can realise the amount of work involved behind the scenes as well. technology is a great help, but it still takes up a lot of our time also. I love your work. just keep going and thank you for the memories.

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  6. Never stop...no, I suppose it's part of your soul, your soul's purpose, your true essence of expression. We are so lucky to know you and enjoy your precious work! Thank you!

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