This might seem like a bit of a strange post, but sometimes we just have to celebrate the milestones when we can! This is my 500th post for Photofocus! Wow that’s actually quite a milestone, right?

Where I started

I was brought on board as a guest writer, writing about still-life photography. It’s history, various genres, styles, color theory, lighting and so much more. What started as a few posts, turned into something more regular. Next, I was asked to join Photofous as a contributor, then writer, and then as part of the editorial team.

I still write about still-life photography, but also about portraits, editing, software, How-Tos, travel, and macro photography. I have reviewed cameras, lenses, software, lights and all sorts of photography paraphernalia. In October 2022 I took up the position of Associate Editor, and today I am still writing strong.

Photo by Ali Kokab on Unsplash

What I’ve learned

They say you never learn as much or as quickly as when you are trying to teach others. So True! I learned more about my craft and my equipment. New equipment, new software I was constantly looking stuff up, researching others. Reading other people’s blogs, listening to (and doing) podcasts and webinars.

I have learned that I am actually pretty knowledgeable, I know my stuff. I can be a leader and the go-to person for ideas and information. As well as be looked at by my peers as a Pro photographer who has a distinct style and creative flair that can inspire and ignite others.

I have learned that I can educate others and I love to do it. No longer afraid of technology, I love tech as opposed to being scared by it.

I found my voice

Photo by Jason Rosewell on Unsplash

One of the biggest things I have discovered since I started writing for Photofocus, I found my voice. Knowing who you are, and being able to stand loud and proud is often a rare thing these days. So celebrate with me, drop me a line and say Hi … I always love to chat with people (about just about anything). Or visit my website or Socials? Don’t forget you can also chat in the Photofocus Community.

I found a Community

I have met so many people from all over the world. Made amazing network connections and found friends for life. Not just with Photofocus, but with photography in general. But Photofocus did give me the resolve to step completely out of my comfort zone and seize the day, quite literally.

Is this for you?

If you think, this might be something you are interested in, email your thoughts and ideas through. We would love to hear from you.