It’s all my husband’s fault! Now I’m in love & addicted to photography. Help me start the business of my dreams doing what I love!!
About this project
Hi, my name is Leah Knight. I’ve fallen in love with my hobby. But, in order to turn that love into a career I am in desperate need of help.
It all started a little over a year ago when my husband brought home a used Canon camera he picked up at a pawn shop. He was, at the time, was an over the road truck driver and had always liked taking pictures during his travels and was replacing an older camera that had long since worn out. What happened next was something I did not expect.
From the moment I picked up the camera and instantly knew this was something I was going to LOVE doing. It’s not often you find something that you can base a career on that brings you insurmountable joy but that’s exactly what happened.
I started researching how to make my photographs better. My husband invested in Corel Paintshop Pro X7 so that I could learn how to properly edit not only my pictures, but also the pictures he took. It wasn’t long until my hobby turned into a full blown addiction that I loved so much. There’s just something in taking a beautiful picture and being able to share that moment with hundreds of other people.
We started a photography group on Facebook and posted pictures that we would take out on the road all over the country; it was then I knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
But now that I’ve decided to take this career a step further I’ve hit an obstacle that I need help to overcome. My skill has outgrown the crop frame Canon Rebel that my husband has graciously let me commandeer. I find myself in need of a higher grade of equipment if I am to be able to put out the quality of photographs that people want to pay for.
I will be eternally grateful for every penny anyone can donate and all funds will be put toward upgrading photography equipment to a professional level.
My ultimate goal is to have enough money to upgrade to the Canon EOS 2DS, which is a full frame professional model that will crank out the quality of photography that customers will love. This model is currently running about $3500 and the remainder that I’ve requested will go toward upgrading lenses to those necessary to shoot professionally.
I cannot express how grateful I am that you’ve taken the time to read my story, even if you cannot donate please take a moment to share my story. Thank you so much.
Leah W. Knight
Risks and challenges
My biggest obstacle right now, that I’m currently working on aside from trying to obtain the proper equipment is being unable to learn how to photograph people. I’ve learned through research that photographing people presents many challenges. Whether you’re shooting a family, children or even pets; each one presents a challenge that I’m willing to learn how to compensate for to produce beautiful moments immortalized in print. I understand that photography and digital art is a work in progress and that there are new techniques that are being developed daily to produce better, more interesting and more beautiful pictures. I can’t wait to be given an opportunity to learn these in the future. I’ve started already by signing up for two photography courses through an online college. They start at the end of May and go through July.