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Photography: Should I do it?

When I was a senior in high school, my dad asked me what I wanted to do with my life.

I answered, “I want to be a photographer.”

He replied, “You don’t need to go to college for that.”

Any ideas I had of getting into photography were crushed then and there. I thought, it’s too expensive. It’s not for me. Maybe it’s just for those people who can afford the equipment that comes with it.

I fell back into a course that I wasn’t sure was for me… but I eventually ended up liking anyway.

Here I am, almost 10 years later.. with my love for people, nature, and interesting things… wondering if I should get into Photography. I’m scared that I won’t be good at it or that people will think I’m just going along with what’s trending (since there’s a lot getting into it now). But I can’t help but ask, “Why not?” Those are just negative ideas I shouldn’t entertain.

I’m thinking about buying this Nikon D7000 for starters. It’s on sale from a hobbyist near my office. He’s upgrading, so he’s selling this one.

Nikon D7000 body 5622242
-31K+ shutter count
-2 pcs EN-EL15 Batt
-Nikon Charger
-Nikon Strap
-Nikon Body Cap

Nikkor 55-200mm Lens

I know it’s better to buy a brand new one, but I can’t really afford it at the moment. If I buy this camera, I would have to use my extra money… and that means I might not be able to get people good Christmas gifts… maybe just simple ones.

Then again, I’ve been through a tough year and I think I deserve to treat myself with something I want.

Reasons I want to do this:

– New hobby
– Capture beautiful moments and fascinating things
– Dream of learning astrophotography
– Tell stories through pictures
– Documentation of events
– Joining Photo Challenges
– Treat for myself for being a strong daily warrior

I don’t know why I’m even overthinking this. I should just do it, right?

What do you guys think?

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Photography: Should I do it?


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