Now officially a photographer

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Rokiisun
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Now officially a photographer

Post by Rokiisun » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:30 am

I start working at my local aquarium as an official photographer on Friday.

I've been doing photography since I was seven years old, I taught myself how
to work various cameras as they evolved over the years.

Art colleges wouldn't accept me because I was 'too advanced' compared to
other students and my confidence was knocked further by others who told
me over the years that 'photography was not a proper job' and that there
was 'no chance I would make it as a photographer' in my county.

Now that I have got over the shock of getting the job, I am excited and
living proof that dreams can come true. Seriously, if anybody here has
a dream shoot for it! If I gave up then... I don't know where I would be.
It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.

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Matt9290
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Re: Now officially a photographer

Post by Matt9290 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:53 am

:clap: Congratulations Rokiisun :clap:
You'll have to post some of your work for us to enjoy.
I wish I had the nerve not to tip...

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Re: Now officially a photographer

Post by kathyM » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:27 pm

That is really cool! Congrats! 8-) :clap:

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Rokiisun
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Post by Rokiisun » Mon May 06, 2013 12:20 pm

Cheers guys! It has been a very busy week. Tomorrow will be
my sixth day working in a row (suprisingly not had my first day
off yet, but... Okay).

The job is taking loads of professional photographs of people so
unfortunately I cannot share that part of my work, but I can share
photographs of the fish (if the manager allows me to take the camera for myself.
It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.

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Rokiisun
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Re: Now officially a photographer

Post by Rokiisun » Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:00 pm

Sad update, I have been unfairly laid off!

But better things will come my way...
It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.

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Re: Now officially a photographer

Post by kathyM » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:04 pm

That sucks! I feel for you and hope something better comes your way. :( Nowadays nobody is safe in their jobs it seems.

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Rokiisun
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Re: Now officially a photographer

Post by Rokiisun » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:38 pm

True, nobody is safe in their jobs today.
It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.

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Re: Now officially a photographer

Post by AmityPhotos » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:03 am

Did you at least get to photograph the Aquarium animals before you got laid off? Hope you got to add to your portfolio while you were there.
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Rokiisun
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Post by Rokiisun » Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:47 pm

I did. My last shoot was of the aquarium animals to build my portfolio up. :lol: 8-)

I also made absolute sure that the photographs I took of my family a week before being
laid off, were in my possession for my portfolio too. I didn't take home my many other
shots because the people in them were strangers and didn't want the hassle of going through
getting permissions etc.

The company was from France, I was spoken to like a piece of crap throughout my
time there and the reason I was laid off was because they hired more people and
didn't know how to work with me because of my anxiety disorder. I think it's a blessing
I was fired, but it's hurt my confidence and I had a lot of good friends there to socialise with.
It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.

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Re: Now officially a photographer

Post by tomspy77 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:07 pm

Being a person who dabbles in writing from time to time, I would just take it as a lump and soldier on, no matter what it looks good on the CV/Resume right? :D

Plus, someone hired you to professionally take pictures. Not many people can say that!

I am dead poor and make enough from writing a month to just about pay my internet bill but I can also say I actually was a reporter in Texas for a few (too brief) months and that it itself is worth all the effort and BS! ;)

PS: I have had many panic attacks in my time in addition to being phobic of a couple things as well.

Sorry you were treated so shoddily but sadly I have found that until someone has dealt with anxiety or a good bout of panic attacks they have no understanding of the issue nor a frame of reference... :wall:

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Post by Rokiisun » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:39 pm

Thanks for the reply :)

That is very true. I'll probably have a better chance at getting another job in the same aquarium,
because the job was very tough and I am surprised I even managed to keep my strength and battle
on for my two final weeks, not a lot of people who knew they were fired would do that. I think this
move showed a lot of people how tough I was and I hope it's got enough people interested in seeing me
hired within another department.
It is better to return a borrowed pot with a little something you last cooked in it.

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