All Work and No Play - Photographers Having Fun!

Contrary to what most people think, we photographers don't just wake up one day and say to themselves, "Today i'm going to become a Professional Photographer and have people pay for my photography."  At least for me, that wasn't my path to becoming a wedding, event, and portrait photographer.  Although my path to photography is another story all into itself, so we'll save that for another day.
The point of this story is that being a working photographer is hard work.  We work most weekends doing jobs and during the week we edit, order, deliver, market, meet, study, practice, socialize, travel, get the picture (lol, no pun intended).  All of that and more is part of a working photographer's life.
After all the work, what do photographers do to have fun?!  By doing more photography, or course!  For most of us photography started out as a hobby.  It was a hobby where we get to express ourselves, document our lives, and share our vision with the world.  So when we don't work, we do more photography.  We practice the craft, fine tuning our skills, and enjoy the art.
I enjoy exploring my surroundings and environment.  Seeking familiar things and places with a different perspective and angle.  Simply seeing the world up close or far away or simply from a different point of view is an amazing experience.  Here are several different views of downtown San Diego, to show my point.  More after the jump.

Downtown viewed from the North.
Airplane Photography - San Diego, CA
San Diego viewed from the air.

Downtown viewed from Harbor Island.

Fantastic San Diego Lights
The classic view of Downtown San Diego from Coronado.
Exploring the world with photography is one thing that I do for fun.  Another way that I enjoy photography is hanging out with other friends who love photography.
Case and point, is the following video.  What was supposed to be just a time to chat and hang out turned into an all out party and impromptu photography session.  Watch the video and you'll know what I mean.

So as you can see photography is a fun!  You truly have to love and be passionate with what you do because without it, it just becomes work.  We as photographers love to work hard for our couples, seniors, events, and anyone we interact with.  A Happy Client is a Happy Photographer!


Amber said...

very nice, Ollie, keep up the good work! :)

LaRee Brownell said...

Great photos and fun slide show!