There are few things in life that feel better than the underlying happiness of knowing that you are on the right track, that you are developing in the right direction through taking yourself seriously and exploring your abilities, pushing your limits and making conscious decisions to work on your skills. This particular feeling has been my fuel for the past six months, and is the reason why the tremendously big workload I’ve been faced with has been even remotely manageable.
A year ago I would never have been able to imagine what my life would look like right now, and I think that is a huge part of why making decisions about my work, as a photographer (even writing that feels weird), is so hard. I’m surprised by the fact that taking myself seriously in this new world of opportunities has been a struggle, and upgrading my camera gear, from a little Canon 350D that I spent my entire first salary on, and spending what feels like an insane amount of money was kind of a challenge. I said to myself that if I were to spend this much on a camera, it would have to be on the premises that I would stop hesitating and take myself and this learning process with photography seriously. I couldn’t be happier to present you with my gorgeous new baby: a Canon 6D(!!!) and paired with my 50mm lens and the 85mm lens I just bought I feel more than ready to take on the new project at The Royal Danish Ballet this spring.
It feels amazing to have a camera that can help me grow and develop my skills as a photographer, and that responds so well to what I want to do. It’s an investment that feels right. It’s perfect timing, and I have all the more reason to push my vision forward with this. Inspiration moves in waves, but I hope that you’re having a good start to the week.