Wednesday, December 8, 2010
A New Leaf
Big changes are underway over here at Lucie Wicker Photography... as some of you know, for the past almost 5 years, I have had a full-time job in customer service at a financial magazine. When I got the job, my first "real" job out of college, I knew that it would not provide any creative opportunities. I started my photography business since I realized early on that I desperately needed a creative outlet of some kind while working for the magazine. Doing photography part-time worked for a while but recently I decided that the time had come to "take the leap" as they say and devote myself to my art full-time.
Scary, right? The first step I decided to take in this venture is to apply to the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University. They offer a nine month certificate program in professional photography that, as my mom put it, has "me" written all over it so I applied and was accepted into the next session which starts in January.
Why go back to school you ask? I still believe I have a lot to learn in photography and also the business of being a photographer. This program seems to offer a great deal in getting working photographers not only out into the world, but truly successful in their professional goals. Networking opportunities, equipment rentals, learning from other pros, all of these factors played into my decision. I see it as not only a learning opportunity but an investment in my career.
Whew! That felt good to get out there. I've been bottling all of this up since the end of the summer and I'm excited now to share the news. Keep your fingers crossed for me and I'll keep you posted on how it goes!