A New Job and New Possibilities….

As I wrote about and shared earlier today, I picked up the practice of writing in a journal as a part of my journey of the past fourteen years.  Another suggestion that someone made was to get a hobby.  Given the fact that my father had taken so many pictures in the past and the newer technology made it so much easier to get quality shots, I decided to take up photography.

Over the years, I’ve taken thousands and thousands of pictures.  Being out in nature, especially the mountains, is one of my favorite pastimes now.  I also go to a local open mic event each month and take pictures of the performers and audience.  Very rarely a week goes by that I don’t take pictures of something I see out and about.

Beginning next week, I’ll be taking pictures for the local newspaper for a salary.  A friend that knew of my love for photography sent me an ad he had seen where the editor was looking for a nightlife photographer.  I responded to the ad, including some of the pictures I had taken at the most recent open-mic event.

After not hearing back after over a month, I assumed someone with better credentials had been hired for the job.  That was, until this week.  I received a call from the editor and he asked if I was still interested in the position, which of course I was.  He said he had several other potentials to contact and that he would call me back the next day.  The next day came and went and once again, I figured someone else had gotten the position.  That at least was, until today.

I received a call during lunch from the paper’s phone number and sent the call to voicemail.  No voicemail was left.  When I got home, I saw an email from the editor offering me the position starting next week. I’ll be going by the newspaper offices one day next week to sign a contract and work out the details.

So one thing leads to another and for the first time in my life, I can call myself a professional photographer.

David Lee

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

2 thoughts on “A New Job and New Possibilities….

  1. Congratulations!! You’re going to have a job you love.
    You have me thinking…I used to love photography too, What kind of camera do you use?

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