When deciding to delve into the wonderful world of blogging I honestly didn't know where I would start! I have always been able to string a sentence together however my spelling and grammar skills leave a lot to be desired (Just to give you an idea my year 12 english teacher wanted to buy me a dictionary as a graduation present!)
However in todays world of spell check and auto correct I now have know excuse not to share with you the stories behind the images of the amazing and inspiring people that I am privileged enough to photograph every week.
Today I thought I would do something a little different to celebrate my first entry and share with you the very first photo that started this wonderful journey for me.
This image was taken on the Oodnadatta track south Australia 13 years ago when I was the ripe old age of 17. It won my very first blue ribbon prize at the Charleville show in 2003
( Please excuse the poor photo quality it is the only copy I have left with no negative. If only I new back then how important this photo would be to me I would have wrapped that negative up in cotton wool and locked it away. Also emphasises the need to use quality photographic printers ! )
In all seriousness this image is very important to me . It may not be my best photo nor the most technically correct image however I go to this photo when ever I am needing inspiration and reminding of where I am going with my photography.
The contrasting colours and the long straight disappearing road reminds me that sometimes it is a long and some times bumpy road that leads you to greatness. I strongly believe that no matter what it is, if you love something you don't necessarily need natural talent or have all of the mod cons, what you do need to do is work hard at mastering your craft and always be open to learning and improving yourself no matter how old you are and how long you have been doing it. I have been taking photos for 13 years however I am only just now starting to explore the world of professionalism and I no that I still have so much to learn !
Ok so I will stop now with the deep and meaningful and thank you for reading this far ! I can not wait to start sharing more stories and maybe some tip from time to time !
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