Amateurs are usually on the job when they want to get their first job.
That’s why we asked professional photographers what they would do if they got their first paid job, and the answers were all good.
We spoke to five photographers from around the world who are now employed, and they all say that getting a first paid gig in photography was their dream.
“I had always wanted to work in photography, and this was the first job I could ever say I was going to get paid for,” said Jodie O’Donnell, the award-winning photojournalist and founder of O’Dowd’s Photographers Club.
“This is the first time I have ever had to take on a job that paid me.
And I am so happy that I did.”
When I first started out, I thought I would be just like any other professional photographer.
But this was an opportunity for me to actually do something I love.
It was a dream come true.
I didn’t even get to take a picture of myself. “
It was a long day.
I didn’t even get to take a picture of myself.
But I knew I was doing something I loved and I was proud of it.
And when I was finished, I put the camera away and went home.”
Another one of the lucky ones is David Akins, a young photographer who had the chance two years ago to start working on a film project.
He had been looking for a job at the time, but he was not the only one with a dream.
Akins says he was looking for an opportunity to do his own photography, so he didn’t have to settle for a casual position.
“It was very exciting to finally be able to say I am getting paid to work, and I could have done it, and be doing it without having to worry about what I was wearing and what my looks would be like,” he said.
Akses said he has worked on the film project that he is currently working on with his friend and fellow film maker, Robert T. Brown.
“We were filming a film in the Netherlands, and we were trying to get a great shot, but one day, I had this thought that it was so much more exciting to work from the safety of my own home, and get paid,” he added.
The job paid off for Akins.
He is currently looking for freelance work, but says he will still be looking for work from a professional photographer on the next project.
“I’m not going to give up my dream just because someone offered me a job,” he explained.
“A lot of the guys that are looking for jobs have their own goals and dreams, and it’s up to them to go for it.
I don’t know what they are going to think about my work, so I’m happy to be working for them.”
Akins is still looking for clients for his next film project, but said he is confident that the money will be enough to make him a living.
“For me, it’s really easy,” he remarked.
“The money will make me a millionaire.
And it will make a lot of people happy.”
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