A Schooled Unschooler11:32 PM
The other day I was thinking about how I got to this point. How I became a photographer. Something hit me! I was never really "taught" to be a photographer. No one ever told me I had talent as one and that is what I should pursue. Life, the universe, kind of just led me here. Without me even knowing.
Some background: I went through the public education system. I have always been creative, and knew that art had to be in my life somehow. I was once a straight A student (in grade school, not high school lol). I once thought getting good grades would make my father happy. I thought it would make me happy. It didn't! In 8th grade, for career day, I was a Zoologist. Too much schooling for my taste on that one. In high school I worked at CVS in the photo department. In my one year of college I took one photography course, Photo 101.
What I am forgetting in my background is that I had a passion for National Geographic. The photos to be exact. The portraits to be even more exact. I had a subscription for years as a child and the photo that stood out the most was this one: