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I’m a Graduate!

The time has finally come, I graduated from college!
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The journey to get here has been a long one.

(Mini summary from 2009-2013)
I graduated from high school in 2009 and have dropped out of college twice since then. I have wanted to do photography for many years, but was told that I wouldn’t be able to make any money from it, hence why I tried graphic design. But in order to get into graphic design, I had to take a media course before that. After I left both of these programs, I was left not knowing which direction to go, so I fulfilled a life long dream and moved to Denmark. However I had to move home shortly after to help out with my grandpa’s ailing health, and I have no regrets. I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. Once he passed, I had no clue what to do next and returned to work in retail full time. After a few months I knew I had to do something else so I could get out ASAP. Retail really isn’t my forte. By that point though, it was too late to enrol in the photography program so I would have to continue working another year until I could apply.

Fast forward two years and here we are! I have to admit, returning to school for a third time terrified me. What if I hated it? What if I dropped out again or even failed? What if I’m just not meant for college? Then what else could I do with my life?

This program was HARD, let’s not sugar coat it. There was a lot of stress and a lot of work. But I think my passion for it is what pulled me through. It pushed me out of my comfort zone daily and as much as I hated that at the beginning of an assignment, (having to do things like call restaurants and beg politely ask to photograph their establishment, or stalk plead to celebrities for a photo for an upcoming assignment) by the end I had impressed myself with what I had accomplished and with that, came confidence in my craft. I have come far since my last graduation in 2009, and now that I am done with school assignments, I am really excited to see where I will end up in the next year, two years, even in another six years!

Thank you all for your support. You’re just wonderful!
xo

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Kim
    June 24, 2015 at 3:38 am

    Congratulations!! So proud of you for making it through all that hard work! I couldn’t imagine having to do an assignment where I had to photograph a celebrity :S I sort of regret not pursuing a double major in photography when I was in college; I’d only taken the 101 class. So more power to you! Excited to see more of your photography through your blog 😉

    • Reply
      Amber Primdahl
      June 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm

      Thanks so much Kim!! It was definitely a fun learning experience. I won’t miss the heavy work load. Haha yeah, luckily the Royal Crown Couple from Denmark came into Toronto and my grandmother was able to get me in to get some photos haha! Nerve wracking for sure!

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