I constantly hear photographers talk about how they always knew that they wanted to get into photography. That they fell in love with a camera in their childhood/teenage years.
I fell in love with photography later in life.
I wasn't one of these "I grew up with a camera in my hand" kind of a girl. I grew up in a working class family, so a camera wasn't something we had lying around the house. I remember buying my first camera when I was 17. A cheap point and shoot film camera, which I barely used, as film and developing was so expensive.
Then, when Reasons #1 was born, we took the plunge and bought our first Digital Camera. They were very expensive and very low quality - but really a step up from the original we possessed.
I didn't really discover a love for photography until 5 years ago, when I purchased my first DSLR. And it wasn't love at first sight. It grew on me.
However the past 12 months, I felt like I lost it. Lost the love. Lost my confidence. And also got addicted to my iPhone which was really putting a lot of strain on my relationship with my DSLR.
I have spent the week going through my photos. Remembering the love I have for taking them.
And I really do love taking them.
Have you stopped yourself from reaching your full potential with something you love?