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I remember very clearly when I decided to become a photographer. I had been working as an aide at my children’s school and due to the state’s budget, cuts were being made. All aides were being laid off. I had been working 2 hours a day for the last 2 years and thought that this was my chance to finally be a photographer. After all, all of my friends wanted me to take pictures of their kids and I already owned a nice camera. How much work could there be to it? I felt like the only basic component I needed help with was posing. I wasn’t used to telling people how to move their body for photos. So I spent a week doing free sessions for people I knew, told them how to pose and I gave them a disc of the edited pictures. Now I was all ready to start my Facebook fanpage, build a website and order business cards, right?
Wrong! Just because I owned a fancy camera and did a few sessions for some friends did not make me a photographer.
Amy Phipps is the photographer behind On the Phippside Photography, located in Stockton, California. Amy has been married for 21 years and has 4 children. When she’s not trying to decide between which of her 43 black shirts to wear, you can probably find her sipping on a Dr. Pepper and walking around any day of the year in flip flops.