Personally, I love photography, I enjoy people, and I like to teach. So it makes a lot of sense for me to put all these together. I also love traveling. Also, combining those first three passions in a way that allows me to experience more of the fourth one (the traveling) makes even more sense.
You might not have realized, but In February 2018, I set up a blog called PRO PHOTO CAFÉ. I've been hinting at it on social media for a while, but now that it has really taken some kind of shape, here's a bit of clearer explanation.
This new blog is where I get to write about photography and offer readers some of my knowledge, experiences, and expertise in a way that will hopefully add value to their lives. It also allows me to do so from anywhere in the World, which means I can be traveling while I blog, take workshops, or post new and exciting content like videos and podcasts.
While I know I don't know everything (far from it) I do realize there is always someone out there who might love to learn from what I do know.
And that's where my mission comes in.
When I decided to go into photography full-time I had to start from scratch, with zero portfolio, no client base whatsoever, and nothing but a borrowed camera from a friend. Needless to say, I had a lot of catching up to do if I wanted to turn "pro".
My hope is that by sharing what I had to go through - and still go through - I can help to be a catalyst for positive change in other people's lives, helping aspiring photographers to follow their passions and their dreams so that they be more in control of their lives, do more of what makes them feel alive, and support those they love.
I believe that whether we're helping family and close friends, or simply causes and charities we resonate with, it's important once we meet with success it is only the beginning of the journey. Taking some of what we've won, and give it back in a way which makes an impact in the lives of others - that's the next step. And that's what I'm doing with my new blog.
As you can tell by now... (and thanks for reading this far) I'm on a real mission to help, educate, and inspire; and I really hope to see you there, even if you're not into taking photos! Please pop into the Café and say hi! And if you know of someone who might be interested in taking a look at what I am doing and teaching... please let them know about my mission.
Although just a simple blog at the time of writing this post, I am aiming to create dozens of informative posts, practical pdf's, helpful eBooks, high-value online courses, and interesting video tutorials that thousands of people will come to find useful, inspiring, or both.
In closing (and thanks for sticking around this long), remember that every epic adventure first started out as a mere thought; an idea that seemed worthy of pursuing. Here's to new beginnings, challenges, and lots of adventures to come.
Thanks for being awesome,