Why One Person Left an Engineering Job to Become a Photographer


Few things are certain in the career of a photographer, and so, it can seem crazy to leave a relatively stable profession like engineering to pick up a camera instead. However, that is exactly what one photographer did, and this great video essay features him discussing his journey, why he chose to get into photography, and how he went about it. 

Coming to you from Robin Wong, this interesting video essay features him as he discusses his journey to becoming a photographer after leaving a career as an engineer. This essay really resonated with me, as I also left a more stable career path in my 20s to go into the arts. It is certainly not for everyone; the first thing I tell anyone who asks me about it is that you should not even consider such a move unless you literally can’t see yourself doing anything else with your life, and even then, you should think twice, as hobbies that become careers can often lose what makes them enjoyable in the first place. That being said, if you can find success, it can be tremendously rewarding. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Wong. 



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