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08-09-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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I get by with a little help from my friends...

About two years ago, Michelle became a tenant of ours. From the start, Michelle and I hit-it-off. I mean that in a sense of art and photography. There is about a quarter century age difference between me and Michelle. I play music and she does too. She loves art and so do I. She was getting into photography and I was already in photography up to my neck.

It was about the time I wrote my first book on Pentax K10D. Every time she would come in, we would get into those long discussions about photography techniques and the whole process involved in the art of photography. Months went by and, being a teacher, Michelle persuaded the school district to purchase about a dozen Point & Shoot cameras so that she could start a photography class at the school. They approved her endeavor and I knew then that she was hooked.

I had a Pentax *ist DS and the K10D. I was going to purchase the K100D so that I could write a book about it as well. I sold the *ist DS to Michelle (cheap) and gave her a few lenses and a tripod. She went on and developed her photography skills as well as PhotoShop skills.

Michelle moved out some time ago, but came to visit us last week. She is still enthusiastic about photography and has even enrolled in a cinematographic class for the summer. She is taking a break from teaching and going for a Master's Degree.

Despite all these commitments, she is taking home some money from photography by taking pictures of events and selling posters/magazine covers type of pictures.

My point in all this is: If you are passionate about what you do and if you never give up, there can only be one outcome...and that is success.

08-10-2008, 06:16 AM   #2
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Neat story. sounds like she is very talented and on the way to a great career. Like the examples you provided. There are so many ways to use photography in life.

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That's great Yvon
08-10-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
Damn Brit

It's good you found each other Yvon. Nice story, thanks for sharing.


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