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This is for those who miss my selfies.

 

So I'm about to write a really long update for those who want to know what's going on in my life lately -

 

Well, I'm really busy, but I'm doing really great. This semester has been a ton of work since I'm taking tough classes and still managing to have a social life. I'm praying I get accepted into the Entrepreneurship program for the Fall, so keep your fingers crossed. Some good news is that I planned my schedule for next Fall so I don't have class on Tuesdays or Thursdays and I did that so I have free days to go shooting. I did not realize how busy I would be with school this year, and my photos have suffered because of it. But I have to focus on what is really important to me right now - growing in my walk with the Lord and also getting into the Entrepreneurship program which will hugely help me with my photography business. So although I would love to be shooting for fun all the time, right now working towards my career in photography is more important. Spoken like a true realist, I know, haha. If I get accepted into this Entrepreneurship program, I will be given a grant to help start my business, and I am definitely going to use it to invest in better equipment.

 

My style has definitely changed lately. My photos used to be so focused on me, and now that is the last thing I want to capture. I want to capture things that are real, and capture life in whatever ways I see. I want to capture moments, not just a creative concept. Flickr is flooded with conceptual photographers these days, and that is just not me. Less is more, in my opinion. But that's just me. I realized that Flickr views really doesn't matter if it means sacrificing what I like to shoot. I've promised to be myself from now on. I've told my story, now I want to tell other people's.

 

It always disappoints me when some of my favorite artists on Flickr begin to post less and less, but now I've been in their position and get why that happens. I think you have to go through it to understand. And the truth is, good photos take time and thought - which I've been lacking, so don't think that I've lost it, guys. I wish I could share a glimpse of my mind with you guys and all the things I wish I had time to shoot.

 

So to all who read up to here - thank you for bearing with me and being so appreciative. It really means the world to me.

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Taken on March 26, 2012