Hi Everyone! My name is Joseph Ross and I’m a portrait photographer currently residing in Nashville, TN. Huge thank you to the blog for reaching out and giving me the opportunity to guest write. Admittedly I was a bit nervous at first, knowing that my post would follow the words and ideas of so many other awesome photographers but i’m so happy to be here nevertheless. Though my career is young, I hope that my words will encourage emerging photographers to consider the tools I feel best put me in the position I’m in today.
My journey as a photographer started three years ago when I was a senior in college, studying for a degree which would lead to a career that I realized I would never be passionate about. Long story short, I received my degrees, framed them, and gave them the respect they deserved because I was grateful to have received any sort of college education. I had to convince myself (and my parents) that though I worked hard for them, a lifetime of regret wouldn’t be worth it.
So, after graduation I packed up all of my things along with my “new to me” Canon 5D classic (manufactured in 2006), and moved to Nashville where I was convinced that I would become the next big thing…. man was I in over my head.(more…)