How many times as a commercial product photographer have you heard " But it is just a click!'?
I can actually no blame them. If you had asked me if I wanted to become a product photographer when I was finishing the school, at the time to decide what was going to be your living for the rest of your life-not a insignificant decision for a teenager..., I would have definitively answered you" me?? photographer?, this is not even a career, Is it really a profession?" and what if I had shared with my family the desire of becoming a product photographer, they would have told me "You are not thinking straight, your living has to be something important, something with future that can guarantee you enough money to live comfortable and raise a family " In the subtle I can read between lines, it does not matter if you don't like or even if does not make you happy.
Ok, so here I am. 20 years later after several years working in a very high demanding positions in an international environment in different industries trying to do a living and searching for my place.
It is a bit frightening to make a shift at the time I turned 40, but it is when I discovered my true passion: Product photography and I can ensure you that it is not just a click! Product photography involves so much of creativity, imagination, connections, handmade crafting, style, colors, inspiration and so on! So yes, keep going, it is possible to find your passion at a late age!
Lifestyle Product photographer Amsterdam