Why Become a Photographer - Other than the Pay-checks!

Recently I had the opportunity to write an article for Great Escape Publishing, a company that specializes in travel writing and photography workshops and expeditions. This company is near and dear to my heart because it is through their programs that I began my digital photography journey and am now following my creative passion as a fine art photographer. The world of photography as a profession is vast and the various types can be starkly different from one another, however, as in any business venture there is one common denominator---the desire to make a profit. While making money is important, it is not the only reason to become a photographer.  Let's face it, photography is a creative endeavor, and in the end, isn't it a wonderful thing to be able to make money doing what you love?  If you would like to read more of my thoughts on this, you can find my article here:  Why Become a Photographer (Other Than the Pay-checks)