As we get older, we often think about what we’d say to our younger selves, who are just starting out on the path to adulthood. With no commitments like a mortgage or children to tie us down, we could spend money the way we wanted to spend it. However, we also realise that later in life, we want to settle down, buy a home and maybe have a family. And for all of this you need money. So how can you save money but still enjoy your youth?
If you are someone who is on a never-ending quest for self-improvement, you will be well aware that you need to adopt a holistic approach if you are to make the greatest strides. In general, that means that you need to try and improve upon all areas of your life at once, not just one or two. This is something that most people find to be quite difficult, but the truth is that it is the only way to really get to great improvements with regards to yourself. That is why I came a cross several areas of life I need to work on and probably you should, too. As long as you are working on these parts of your life, you will find that you can easily see improvements across the board, so these are all good places to start off from.
There are so many weird and wonderful career paths out there, and somehow life did lead me to become a photographer. Of course, this isn’t for everyone, but there are a lot of people out there who love photography and would love to do this as a career. If this is something that interests you as more than just a hobby you probably want to think about what you can do to become the best possible photographer.
These days every 3rd person calls themselves a photographer but there is more to this business than mastering your camera settings and Photoshop. To become a successful photographer you need to be a marketer, advertiser, graphic designer, customer service representative and yes- a photographer.
When I saw a couple of my photog friends looking tired and finding excuses to not go to all sorts of social events just because “it is the season and I have to catch up on editing before the deadline.” That is when I understood that there must be more to it.
One of the frequently asked questions I get from people is: “I have decided to buy a camera and as you are a photographer I wanted to ask you which company is the best and which model should I buy?” Whenever I hear this question I have no choice but to answer with another question: “What is the reason you want to buy a camera? What kind of pictures would you like to take – landscape? portraits? insects?” People usually answer with: “I don’t know… I just want to take the same photos I take with my smartphone, but I want them to be of better quality. You know.. Like when you use a camera…”
The Back Story.
The meaning of social and communication skills is something that has got me thinking for years. I have always been wondering why I am an introvert person and how to change that for my own good. One thing I know for sure- when you start doing something you love it gets easier to break out of your comfort zone.
But let’s start from the beginning…
This one right here is the place where I grew up: