The Photographic Journey
by, George Kuchler
I get this question often and my answer always stays the same. When I first fell in love with photography it wasn't the art of it, it was the chance to make a living with a camera. I had to learn the camera and lighting to understand the art part. I think the passion came later when the art bug bit me. I was in college when I decided to be a pro photographer and it scared the crap out of me because at the time, no colleges in the state taught what I wanted to learn...studio lighting. I figured if I could learn studio lighting I could create just about anything.
That memory wasn't very far off! My answer today is still the same. I LOVE MY JOB.
The impact I make on people is far greater than the pay check earned. We need the money for our material lives but the gifts I have been given within photography I never saw coming in the beginning of my career. After 2 decades I have quite the library of stories I can tell you. What I can tell you however is enjoy the JOURNEY...it's fun, exciting, emotional and extremely hard work staying in business!
So I ask you.
Why Do You Love Photography?
You are photographing a wedding in one of the most beautiful churches in the city. You're down by the altar waiting for your bride to make her entrance. When the bride starts to walk down the aisle, you notice many people along the edges of the aisle suddenly grab their I-Pads and I-phones to video her coming down the aisle. You know in your heart these people will mess up such a beautiful moment if they are in the picture with the bride! So what would you do?
When you Get... GIVE
"Photography is my life!"
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