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Monday, February 24, 2014

Your Perfect Day - Thoughts On Work/Life Balance


Oia, Santorini. My little piece of heaven on earth

The video below asks, "What is your perfect day and when was the last time you had it?" Nothing too inspirational or philosophical a question and probably many of us have similar thoughts in our heads once in a while. But it pays to stop and reflect on our lives and existence, now and then.

Wedding photographer Jerry Ghionis, gave a presentation at WPPI 2013 show, and asked how many of us are chasing our dreams and paid the ultimate price, without perhaps realizing the dream or even being able to afford the price?

To me, it is how one lives one's life and dreams that defines who we are and family and friends become a big part of our existence, regardless of profession and family status. I have been a travel and wildlife photographer for 25 years but this is my second life. My earlier life was as a banker with Corporate America until one day I asked myself, "isn't there something else you'd rather do for the remainder of your life?"

Now I travel far and wide, work with concerned groups to promote the understanding and appreciation of the world's biodiversity and the need for its conservation, through the lens of wildlife imagery. Please drop me a line to share your answer on "What is your perfect day and how would you spend it?" You can see my works and reach me at MichaelDanielHo.com


2 comments:

debbie fields said...

Many people are working hard and barely keeping up up the demands of their jobs and life, photographers notwithstanding. I do agree with you, it does help to step back and reflect on one's life and existence, now and then.

dave simms said...

I love what you do and the photos on your website are simply fantastic. Of course, I am not seeing what you have to go through to get them. Only you can tell whether it's worth it but certainly wouldn't mind coming along on one of your trips.