WHY PHOTOGRAPHY?

I don’t think I’ve ever written on the subject. Right now, I have the biggest adrenaline rush and excitement over how blessed I am for the gift of photography. I can’t imagine for any other gift God could have given me. It just feels right. Now, why photography? I don’t know why. But, I know how I feel when I’m taking pictures. From the very first click I made, the happiness just grew bigger. The moment I take a photo, I already picture it on my blog, the words I’m gonna write bellow, what it’s all gonna look like, …

ines perkovic a simple hello nikon d800 coffee steamy hot

I used to feel guilty enjoying photography this much. I was kinda waiting on something else to come along, that would be my main calling in life, as if God only works that way. I figured, He will give me a calling, something other than photography. As if something you so selfishly enjoy can’t possibly  be your calling, something He wants you to have. Then, a certain someonesaid to me God only wants YOU to be happy! And that is true. The joy you have is the same fulfillment that encourages and empowers you to help others, to be there for them. I always thought God gave me photography to help others and that only that is accountable. Yes, He wants you to help others but first, He want you to be happy. He wants to hear my heart ridiculously skipping a beat whenever I shoot a cup of coffee on a rainy morning.

I seriously believe everyone has a talent. It doesn’t have to be something artistic or a certain skill . Sometimes, talents are hidden in the gift of humor, story telling, comforting when someone is sad, strength or just being brave, … I seriously believe there isn’t a human in the world that doesn’t have something he/she is good at, something that makes him/her special. You do have the God given talent that will fulfill your life! Maybe you just haven’t realized it yet or thought of it as one. Don’t worry, I only realized it a few days ago to the full extent. I did think of it as a gift from God but, like I said, only to help others. Now, I know I do this because He want me to be joyful. I dare to say, that selfish joy makes me a better person.

Yes, I am a history professor and history is a whole another passion of mine. I went to the university because of that passion. I will never stop loving it. That is the beauty of it. You don’t have to choose. You have the freedom to love 1001 different things that, in the end, give you uniqueness. God bless you and may you come to realize how special you are. You do have a talent!

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    Olesia

    September 3, 2014

    Thank you so much, Ines, for this post! This is the period in my life where I try to find myself and any slightest talent or abiblity in me. It’s a very big support! Now I have a hope and will keep looking for.

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      Ines

      September 3, 2014

      Hi Olesia,

      I’m glad you found the post helpful. That was the intention :))))
      God bless!

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    Asja

    September 7, 2014

    i think your photography does help others too by making them happier and enjoying the beauty of it :)

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      Ines

      September 7, 2014

      Thank you :) I really hope that is the case.

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    Aline Godoy

    September 8, 2014

    Hi Ines!
    You do have an amazing talent! You know, I always feel happy when you post new things here on your blog. Your photos have the power to fill my heart of passion and poetry, and that’s is a fantastic gift from God. =)
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us!
    May God always bless you!

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      Ines

      September 8, 2014

      Thanks, Aline! :) I really had a rough day and reading your comment made me smile.

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        Aline Godoy

        September 9, 2014

        I’m glad to know that I’ve made you smile! But, just remember: After the storm the sun will always shine! =)
        God Bless you Ines!

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    Jessica

    September 23, 2014

    Beautifully said! The rush and tingle after posting photos I love or sculpting and shaping words to convey what I’m feeling is the best! Thanks for sharing your heart with us!

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      Ines

      October 1, 2014

      thank you so much! God bless.

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