Your mental state is key to a successful photography career, says Canon research

Canon Beyond the Kitbag research
Top from left to right: Wanda Martin, Lucia Griggi, Helen Bartlett. Bottom from left to right: Julie Pike, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Audun Rikardsen, Finbarr O'Reilly (Image credit: Wanda Martin, Lucia Griggi, Helen Bartlett, Julie Pike, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Audun Rikardsen, Finbarr O'Reilly)

Photography has long been celebrated as a medium that captures moments, freezes time, and conveys stories. It's an art form that requires careful consideration, often a great deal of research, and – sometimes – months of planning. 

Canon recently launched a series called Beyond the Kitbag where Cecilie Harris, head of creative services at Canon EMEA spoke to 20 Canon ambassadors to find out how what motivates them to pick up their cameras and continue exploring their passion. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.