I joined a local photography group a few months back, and last night we had a monthly meeting then went out for dinner/drinks.
Last night was the first time I have went out to eat afterwards, but I am so glad that I did. I found myself surrounded by amazing photographers from architectural photographers to a professional monument photographer (how cool is that!)
These people inspire me to be the best photographer I can be. As I was sitting there I couldn't help but think, man I really don't belong here.
But then I realized that the beauty of photography is that everyone belongs because photography is such a broad field. I think that is why I love it so much, there is something for everyone, whether it is shooting people or monuments.
Photography is my passion!
Some of my friends and family say that it will take me nowhere and think that I am wasting my time. Well I dont take photos to try to get somewhere, I take photos because it is my way of realeasing all of those daily stressors in my life and because I enjoy every second of it from the time of capture to the finished edited photo.
So I encourage everyone who reads this to go for whatever passion you have in life whether it is photography or being a pro chess player.
Do whatever make YOU happy and forget the rest because they are the ones missing something in their life!
Go on and get inspired!