Pursuing Photography as a Hobby and as a Career

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Photographers are a special breed of people; they fixate on the world around them through an artistic point of view. If you enjoy taking photos then maybe it's time for you to think about making a career of it, that is what Chandra Bryan did.

An interview with Mrs. Chandra Bryan a freelance photographer from Pueblo, Colorado

Friends and family know her as a woman with the ability to capture memories that are worth saving. Mrs. Chandra Carroll Bryan is a wife and mother and just recently opened up her own business - 4th Element Photography in Pueblo, Colorado. She has successfully turned her hobby into a career and encourages others to follow their passions and to go after their dreams. She is a photographer who loves what she does.

Turning a hobby into a career

Ms. Bryan has come to believe that taking photographs is a mindset, a passion and a way of life, but she also understands that it takes a great deal of commitment, skill and talent to produce quality photos. Photographers are a special breed of people, they fixate on the world around them through an artistic point of view and that is why a true photographer can always find work.

It takes a keen eye to take a quality picture. Ms. Bryan says that although she may not be able to describe what a great photo is, she can tell you what it isn’t. A great photo isn’t something that you can quickly pass over. It’s all in capturing the perfect angle, the light and the essence from that moment. A bad photograph just isn’t worth saving.

Taking the perfect photo is just a matter of being patient and having a quality camera, Mrs. Bryan goes on to say, “I know what I like and what I think looks good and a bad camera or a shot taken too soon can destroy a photo”.

She has been taking photographs for years now and soon discovered that her friends and family were willing to pay the market price for her to take their personal photos. That is when she realized that her knack for taking photos could be more than just a hobby.

Her ability to transform a photo into a piece of art or into a story is what sold her as a photographer. Mrs. Bryan believes that every photographer has their own unique style and that is what sets them apart.

Her advice to other budding photographers is keep doing what you love to do and don't stop learning. Photography is an art and each photograph has the potential to become a masterpiece, so hone your skills and perfect your talent.

Mrs. Bryan’s portfolio is full of photographs and her services are in great demand, so much in fact that she doesn’t really need to advertise because word of mouth is working for her right now.

In 2011, she officially opened up her own photography business and she would encourage anyone who has a passion for photography to do the same.

Think the world doesn't need another photographer then think again

Photography is an art and every artist has their own signature style. If you enjoy taking photographs and if your camera rarely leaves your fingertips, then you just might be interested to know that there are hundreds of opportunities just waiting for you, all you need to do is to make the commitment to pursue your dreams.

The world is always ready for one more photographer, so if you have a knack for taking great photographs and are reliable, then it might be time that you too started thinking about opening your own business. There is a demand for photographers who can take great photographs. Photographers can use their technical creativity, expertise, and skills to earn a nice income.

The introduction of digital photography has opened the door to many wonderful opportunities

Photographers can specialize in everything from wedding photography to business photography. They can sell their photos to stock photo agencies, advertising agencies and they can even teach photography classes. The opportunities are endless.

So what are you waiting for? Take your hobby and turn it into a career.

Photography is an art, an inspiration and the fabric of what memories are made of

A photographer helps to preserve priceless memories in a way that nothing else can and these photographers have the joy and the privilege of transforming snapshots into pieces of art and beauty, making them memorable expressions of life.

Follow your passion.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Aug 2012 (#)

So nicely told, Teila. One needs loads of patience and an eye for detail and beauty. It is also a challenge to keep up to date - siva

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author avatar Tranquilpen
24th Aug 2012 (#)

Great story and inspiring content, true to form with your skillful handling and managing to capture upbeat and exciting topics, thank you Teila.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
24th Aug 2012 (#)

I love photography and enjoy it purely as a hobby. I suspect that if I tried to pursue it as gainful employment, the joy would diminish as the need to generate income increased...(I feel the same way about my music/ guitar playing.) Some things are better left as avocations :-}

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author avatar A K Rao
24th Aug 2012 (#)

Nice article! In fact today with automation many things got changed! I recall the time when I used to develop my own black and white Photos with 120mm film roll. Then we had a scope of developing the photo to our desired depth and tone! To get a proper photo several photos were printed to select the best out of it.

Now with automation we miss that thrill. I have got three to four 35mm SLRs with me and a 120mm Box Camera. Now they are museum pieces as I am using a digita; camera, where I am not even bothered tp focus a subject once I set the camera to the 'auto' mode!

Thanks for nice writeup again dear Teila!

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author avatar Judy Ellen
24th Aug 2012 (#)

This is a great write up Teila and very sound advice! You have the gift of being able to inspire others to think outside the box and step out of their comfort zones!! Now all that is needed is the courage to act on this great advice!! Thank you for being you!! We love you!!!

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author avatar Buzz
25th Aug 2012 (#)

Great star, Teila!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Aug 2012 (#)

Great piece this Teila...

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author avatar Jack Wellman
25th Aug 2012 (#)

I especially love the picture of the pastor and his wife and baby. What a great photographer. Yes, we need more like this lady who captures life in such a fantastic way. Congrats on the Star Page too.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
26th Aug 2012 (#)

Well expressed article on photography.Thanks Teila.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
31st Aug 2012 (#)

just an outstanding article...great information, thanks Teila;0)

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author avatar rama devi nina
1st Sep 2012 (#)

Exceptional work, T!
Ditto what Tranquil said!

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author avatar vpaulose
14th Sep 2012 (#)

Thank you dear Teila for this great info.

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author avatar Rhonda Humphreys
15th Sep 2012 (#)

Great article. Would look to pursue as a career

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author avatar Souvik
11th Oct 2012 (#)

Dear Teila,
Excellent article.
Souvik Chatterji

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author avatar Jack Wellman
27th Oct 2012 (#)

These are some awesome photos. Love the one with Darin and family (grandchild?)

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author avatar Judy Ellen
21st Nov 2012 (#)

Thank you for this very inspiring article! Now if I could just figure out how to get started with this type of career! I love taking videos and pictures so much!!!

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