What can a nature photographer learn from a wedding and portrait photographer?
Well, if you’re me and the wedding photographer is Patty Boge, an awful lot! Patty and I worked together at a software development company. We didn’t work in the same department and didn’t really see each other too often (with 125 employees on 2 floors I didn’t see too many people too often!!!). But one day she mentioned that she was leaving the company because she was going to devote all her time to her photography business. I remarked that that was pretty cool and that I also knew my way around a camera. She wanted to see some of my photos so I put a few on a CD for her.
Next thing I knew she has shopped it around to all her pro photographer buddies who apparently were impressed enough to want to meet with me to talk about my “work” and help me advance in a new career. And the rest, my friend, is a story that you already know.
So I have a more than profound appreciation for Patty – it was her that got me into the biz!