May 20, 2016

New purpose

I have been struggling for a long time to understand my true purpose in life.  I enjoy my career, but I have a hard time saying I am passionate about it.  I love to hear stories of people who follow their dreams, take a huge leap to achieve their goals and make a living doing what they love.

I have always loved to take pictures but never considered becoming a professional photography.  That was until about 6 months ago.  I believe God gave me the idea to learn professional photography, and then work with local domestic violence shelters to take pictures of their resident survivors.  The ladies can use their portraits however they would like - frame them for display in their new home, greeting cards or Christmas portraits.  My goal would be to show them how beautiful they are.  This concept led me to the name of my new photography venture - Beauty for Ashes Photography - based on Isaiah 61:3 " bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."

I purchased a Nikon D3200 from Amazon, and downloaded Nikon D3200 for Dummies to help me become better acquainted with my new toy.  It's definitely more technical than my old Sony point-and-shoot!  I thought it'd be fun to document my photography as I grow from an amateur to a professional, tracking the progression of a vision into reality.  Comment and let me know what you think!  I'd love to hear any advice you have for how I can improve :)


1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea.
    Would you consider taking their pictures and telling their stories?
    Would you consider showing profession pictures like from where they start to where they completed milestones in advancing their lives?
    There's a lot that could be done with such a project. I wish you all the best with it.