I secretly wish I ___…
I secretly wish I were a photo journalist. I’ve always wanted to travel the world and take photos of interesting places and people. I’d have to overcome my fear of flying and take photography lessons, but that was always one of my alternate career choices.
I’ve been passionate about photography since childhood – other people’s photography. I never thought I had a good eye, but then, I rarely had an opportunity to take many photos. We only owned one of those instant cameras and it was only used on special occasions. I did try to take the family photos, but most of the time, my sister complained and she got the camera.
I remember going to the bookstore and sifting through Time and National Geographic to see what photographers were shooting. I’d study their angles and try to figure out what filters they used. Black and Whites became my favorite because I could always find shadows and interesting details, things that seemed to be missing in color photos.
In college, I wanted to take a photography class, but couldn’t afford a proper camera. Now, I have a proper camera, but no real understanding of photography to help me become a decent photographer. Ah well, like most of my dream careers, this one was never to come to fruition.