The trap I fell into
When I first started taking photos, I had no idea I wanted to do professional photography. I didn’t even know I wanted to work in digital media. I went to university and got a business degree. I spent hours trying to decide between different courses, whether I wanted to get a higher education. I decided I did, but I studied information technology rather than visual arts. I spent hours in the library, studying hard.
Once I graduated, I got into photography as a hobby and wondered if there were any short courses out there that would help me learn. What I found in Google were photography courses that promised the world. But they didn’t explain things in a simple way. All of the short courses required me to go to a certain place and take photos of flowers. Super boring stuff. I wanted to get involved in live music, capture a real show, and end up with some real music shots at the end of the concert.