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Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Road Less Traveled

Hello there!

Yes, it's been a while. Again.

I'll admit it. I'm in a funk. Again. It's not the first and won't be the last so I'm not terribly worried about it. It's just there. It happens.

In lieu of training, I've been focusing on other things. I've been seriously neglecting my photography work and my composing, so I've recently started digging into these again. I've also gotten a lot more involved in the Patriot Guard Riders, another passion of mine.

I've also been brooding over the news that I may not have my job next school year. Texas schools are in terrible financial trouble, and although I could very easily go on a rant about the reasons why, the bottom line is that many, MANY jobs will be cut next year. Through no fault of my own, mine may be one of them. This is weighing on me more heavily than I realized.

With this in mind, I'm trying to think of alternatives in case this happens and I can't teach anymore. One thing that comes to mind is my photography. Over the years, many people have told me I should sell my work. I've never really taken this suggestion very seriously, but I recently posted some of my work on Facebook and asked my friends what they thought. The response has been pretty positive, so I figured I'd post some on here and see what the opinion is.

It's a tough market. Everyone is a photographer these days, but very few are actually artists. I'm really hoping my work can develop into being seen as art, not just photos.

Do I think I can make a living at this? Well, not really - unless National Geographic calls and offers me a job - but it's fun for me and I hope I bring some of that fun to others.

These are just a few of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them.


KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Kat, your pics are awesome! They look like beautiful postcards but i can picture them on a larger scale and professionally framed. I have several friends in different Florida counties who are also in the same boat you are in. You are smart to start looking at your other passions as possible opportunities.

Cynthia O'H said...

You have some amazing pictures. Like KC said, they are postcard perfect. I especially love the Schoolhouse Piano; it hits me personally.

It is a tough economy and have another talent is great. Have you thought about race photography too? You could pull two passions together.

Kat said...

Thanks, ladies!

Cynthia, I have thought about race photography as a side business for now. Great idea!