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The Life of a Pro Photographer: Not Always Fun, But Mostly Fun

Climbing in the Bugaboo Range, British Columbia, Canada. Not a bad day at the office. Photo ©Mike Randolph

Yesterday I published a post on 5 reasons I regret becoming a pro photographer on the blog Digital Photography School. To balance out the picture, here’s the other side of the story.

So I told a friend I was writing a blog post about the five reasons I regret becoming a professional travel photographer.

“It’s a lot harder than people realize,” I told her.

I provided her with some illustrative examples. “Having dinner alone in a trattoria in Venice, when everyone else is on vacation with their spouse or their lover and having a great time…and you’re sitting there alone…okay, the Linguine Vongole is great, sure, but it’s not all that fun being on your own.”

I felt my honesty would elicit her sympathy. I could see that she understood that. With her usual caring, deep compassion, she said, “Awww, poor wittle baby.”

She can be quite eloquent at times, I have to admit.

Sheepishly, I acknowledged that Continue Reading →

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