Two years ago, my story as a professional blogger was featured in the Canadian edition of The Costco Connection. For months, I received emails from people who were blown away. “You are so lucky,” they said. “What’s your secret?”
As I always responded, you are not lucky when you work hard. Or to quote Ray Kroc, “I was an overnight success all right, but 30 years is a long, long night.”
Actually, I don’t believe in luck at all. Either you create and/or take advantage of opportunities or you stay where you are. And in 14 years, I have done more than my due diligence, especially in the social media field.
With that said, I never thought that my skills as a photographer would ever be recognized by my peers. There is so much competition out there!
When Kav Dadfar, who writes for Life Pixel and Digital Photography School, let me know he was interested in featuring me in his “ongoing series of articles that profile some of the best photographers from around the world,” I could not believe it. I had to pinch myself. (I’m not kidding.)
The interview went live on the Life Pixel blog yesterday. I am delighted to share an extract with you below:
Professional photographer Cendrine Marrouat’s journey is unique compared to the majority of other professional photographers. When she started, she knew absolutely nothing about photography, especially what makes a good shot.
But in 2009, she went to Syria accompanied with an old Canon point-and-shoot camera. Once back home, she shared a few of the photos from her trip on a now deceased blog. To her surprise, a couple of months later, a magazine contacted her to get permission (and pay her) to feature one of them in their next edition. The photo was never used in the end, so she moved on to other things.
Things only started to click in 2010, while she was in Vancouver for the Winter Olympics. After her trip, she looked at the photos she had taken at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and one of them really stood out and haunted her for a while. She decided to use it on the cover of her fifth poetry book, titled “Five Years and Counting. A Journey into the Mind of Soul Poetry”.
Click here to read the rest.
Feature in The Lance
I recently had the opportunity to talk about Life’s Little Things: The Quotes with a reporter. The article was published on August 2nd in The Lance, which is part of the Winnipeg Free Press network of local publications.
You can read the article online here.
Feel like reading more? I answered tons of questions these past few weeks! But it was fun because the bloggers challenged me. 🙂
- Typewriter Society
- Introvert Problems
- Writer’s Block Workshop
- Deanna’s Tidbits
- MD Neu
- Tibetan Lemonade
- Book Reader Magazine
Life’s Little Things: The Quotes is available for purchase
For those who have asked, Life’s Little Things: The Quotes is available for purchase in four formats: softcover, hardcover, PDF, and eBook. There is a format for every budget! 🙂
Click here to purchase your copy.