Mark Zane

Walking a New Path

  • September 11, 2019

I have this camera displayed on my bookshelf reminding me how I entered the world of photography. This was my father’s camera … complicated, and hard to use. It produced some amazing results. I still have some of the slides that he created from this camera. Somehow as a child I could not see the connection between the camera and my father. It just did not seem to fit … but it did start a journey for me.

Fast forward to today, and here is an older son, taking a passion and hobby of some 30 years to a different level in his life. Career wise, I have spent the last 25 years working in the social services. It’s been an amazing endeavour, particularly with the many people that I have met and supported during this time. All thought those times, there was a passion and ember burning for me.

I decided recently to take this passion and see what I could make if it. I have started my own freelance business out of WolfDen Photography. Now, red flags begin to fly for people! I have heard so many times that you should not take your hobby and make it a business … and I understand the pitfalls. At the same time, this is a passion that is hard to ignore.

I am in the beginning stages of building a structure for a business … trying to find balance in my life around hobby and something that will earn some income. It’s a unique balance … with so many aspects for me to get my head around. I am looking forward to seeing what happens. I am trying to stay open to the many ways this could all work … part time employment, other areas that will help support this whole fantastic journey. Anything to help make this work.

Join me in this transition … let me know your thoughts. Oh … and now I see the connection between the camera and my father.

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