Today’s interview is with Georgianna Lane. (Isn’t that a beautiful name?) Here is her blog.
I’m a full-time, self-employed photographer. I came to be in this business after I left a corporate marketing job in Hollywood and moved to Seattle.
I’ve always been involved in photography, either taking photographs or directing photo shoots, editing photos for publications, etc. And it was a natural progression, but also a conscious decision to start my own business when I left the 9-5 work situation.
The day I drove away from that job, I vowed never to work for anyone else again! I’d been thinking for years about starting my own stock photo company so began working on that as soon as I left LA. I never looked back and it’s been ten years now.
I would say it was both natural and based on conscious decision, but there are always elements of serendipity that add interest and surprise to life!
It’s very important to be well-trained and experienced in whatever field you choose to pursue. Competition is always there and I believe one should strive to be the very best they can be in any endeavor.
So, I’ve taken many classes and courses in photography but also worked in studios with top pros and practiced a great deal on my own. I challenge myself every day to learn new techniques and gain more experience.
Being able to do something that I love – creating images that other people enjoy and want to have in their environment.
And making a living in a creative field, which can be challenging but is also very rewarding.
That’s a good question! Still traveling the world and creating, and having time to write books and probably teach workshops and hopefully inspire other artists.
I would love to learn to paint but that may have to wait awhile!
And I really want to grow more roses.
I hope you enjoyed the interview with Georgianna. And the tour of her phenomenal photographs I chose to show you.
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