Posted at 06:26h in BlogAs strange as it may be to some to hear, I wasn't born with a camera in my hand. No, in a past life I was actually a variety of other things from aviation student to food worker,automotive engineer to IT manager, commercial truck driver to engine mechanic. Photography in general has always been in my life - my first girlfriend was the neighbor two doors down growing up and we had a lot of fun in the darkroom her father built for her in the basement. No, not that kind of fun! OK maybe a little. I have always had cameras and of course enjoyed all sorts of projects with them - what photographer HASN'T said that on their website? My point is when in 2007 I decided to go 'Pro' and become a 100% full time photographer, it wasn't a decision to take lightly. Every entrepreneur knows the huge risks associated with starting a new business - never mind one just before the worst economic time in most people's living history. But we also know something else - the huge benefits. For those of us willing to risk it all, it's worth it every single day, good or bad.