About new beginnings

Wow! It’s been 19 days since I published my previous post, that’s the longest time I’ve been absent from the blog. This is not because I ran out of photos, or I haven’t photographed anything later, but I’ve been feeling slightly confused, and I honestly didn’t know if I should continue or not with the blog. I just realized this week marks the second anniversary of this blog (I started on August 6, 2014).

Since then many things happened. Have learned so many things about photography that now I take for granted (and I still feel like I need a lifetime to learn what’s left), have settled with Fujifilm cameras as my working gear, moved from Dubai to Dallas and hence quit my PR job, and once established in Dallas I decided to do a career change and become a professional photographer. I have attended lots of workshops and photography events, I met incredible artists and photographers who inspired and taught me, I read countless articles about photography, I got a Texas sales and tax permit so I can officially start taking jobs in the US.

Although I’m an open and (I think) adventurous person, doing a career change at 36 is not, I came to discover, to be taken lightly. You go from something you were good at and have been doing for a long time (and dare I say you were paid for it) to something where you have to learn everything from the scratch. You are the beginner. You are no longer someone who’s got the experience. I struggle. It’s hard. But there is nothing else I would rather do. This is for me a rebirth. I haven’t told this story that much, but there was a moment in my life when, if certain things didn’t happen, my life would had been completely different. I started to take photography classes in University but after just few classes a fire happened at the Lab and everything was suspended. I had just managed to develop my first few photos (yes, it was the film time). I don’t remember details, but I remember the joy I had when being in that class, going with the camera on photowalks or developing my first photo (It was a black and white portrait of an old man dressed in Romanian traditional clothes).

I don’t want to make this post too long, I just felt like documenting this moment in my life here. I had been wondering if the blog is still relevant in my life right now, and I’ve came to the conclusion that I’d love to continue to share my journey. So hopefully, I’ll be back to my normal posting schedule. 🙂

I’d like to hear from you if you’ve been through a career change and started from zero, how did you manage?

Two portraits I made yesterday.





2 thoughts on “About new beginnings

  1. Love the portraits and love that you wrote this post 🙂
    I’m really looking forward to be following your journey around here – welcome back!

    (PS: I will reply to the email soon)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Reconnecting with photography | IMonnet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Alexandre Rotenberg's Brutally Honest Guide to Stock Photography & Footage

Brutally honest tips to turn your stock photos & clips into cash

Philly Wanderlust

travel philadelphia, experience the world

Do What You Wish


The Unstoppable Optimist!

Don't plan too hard!

The Girl Who Clicked

Exploring my passion for photography one click at a time!


... increasing your joy

Lauri Hawley

Join me on a journey of discovery and growth!

Josh LaMore

Writer | Adventurer | Storyteller

pamela cook photography

one negative at a time

Robert Maleszyk

Street photography in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, World...


Travel stories from the other side

West Sac Photographer

By Mitchell Lorens in West Sacramento, Ca.

Lonestar Lauren

Life and travels of a native Texan.


& Metaphors

Penumbra Haiku

..... Just ....... Haiku .....


noun, “a person or thing that shifts our perspective."

Explore Newness

My quest to do or learn something NEW as often as I can!

Bill Chance

This is Not Going to Turn Out Well

The Dallas Whisperer

Answering Questions About Dallas

Figlio del Giaguaro

Chi non conosce il silenzio del deserto non sa cosa sia il silenzio. (proverbio tuareg)

Cee's Photo Challenges

Teaching the art of composition for photography.

Travels and Trifles

Expressing Thought Through Photography


An Occasional Diary of Everyday Life and Travel in the U.K. and sometimes elsewhere

One World, Two Feet

Explorers sharing adventures from around the globe.

Adventure 69°North

Life in Arctic Norway

Les Petits Pas de Juls

Carnets de Vie & de Voyages trilingues (Français, English, Español)

Vagrant. Anonymous.

This is not a travel blog

Humanity Refresh Press

Ocean County NJ & Beyond


Simple living blog

cu pasiune, Emanuela Onisâi

citește, ascultă, privește, simte, alege, incearcă, scrie, așteaptă. Imaginează-ți

%d bloggers like this: