Let's talk dreams for a second. Moving forward you're mainly going to see wedding, elopement, and engagement photos on my IG feed (granted, I'm taking a small break from that while I'm on vacation in Costa Rica). That's because I dream of becoming a wedding photographer one day and eventually molding that craft into destination wedding photography. This dream manifested from two of my greatest passions: traveling and photography. Doing them both for a living, especially alongside someone I love (you know who you are) would be nothing less than perfect in my mind and that isn't even beginning to delve into why I feel more rewarded shooting couples in love over other types of photography. About a month ago, I began work on my website as a starting base to showcase my work outside of IG. Ideally, this website would be the first place potential clients look to try and book my services. I'm not saying my website is going to become the next Flickr, but I want it to be bustling with traffic like a busy market on a Saturday morning for my photography to thrive. Why is this relevant right now? Well, tomorrow, the United States government will vote on something I'm sure you're all tired of having shoved down your throat since 2007: netneutrality (aka SOPA, CISPA, etc). The vast majority of my followers are fellow photographers and I know each and every one of you wants to share your beautiful art with as many people as possible. If this legislation passes then it would be a dagger straight through the heart of your dreams. The most prominent example being that this would allow ISPs (Comcast, AT&T, Time Warner, etc) to charge you a monthly fee to access some of your favorite websites, even Instagram! What can you do to help? I won't repeat what this website has to say, but you can find everything you need in the simplest of steps here:
No matter which side of the same coin your party lines fall, this negatively impacts YOU as a photographer. Don't let your dreams be hampered by someone else's greed. Please spread the word.