What is passion?
Websters states that passion is "a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or concept."
Last winter, just over a year ago, I made a discovery. There was a passion within me, lying dormant, just waiting for the opportunity to become active. I really had no idea.
I had a DSLR, I used it occasionally. My husband surprised me with an incredible upgrade and a new lens. I was so surprised and unbelievably excited. It was at that point, I became determined to learn about my new camera, how to really use it. At that moment, unbeknownst to me, the passion that lay dormant within me was awakened.
I am continually reading my camera's manual. I scour photography blogs and can spend hours pouring over books. And the more I read and learn, the greater the passion. I am in love with photography and this incredible journey I'm on.
I admit, its not easy to learn, I get stumped at times. White balance threw me for a loop. I decided to give manual white balance a try. Ugh...disaster! My photos suddenly had a yellow hue or a blue appearance. I dug out my camera manual once again, and I searched the web for photography bloggers with helpful tutorials. I am now learning Kelvin! My photos still aren't always perfect, but just learning how to manipulate white balance on my own is a victory.
Opray Winfrey has said, "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."
This is spot on. I get energized when I learn something new, overcome something that has stumped me or capture that image. It fuels my passion. I can't get enough.