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Starting A New Career Is Not Easy: Esijimi Obadiah


By Julie Ibok

Esijimi Obadiah 

Esijimi Obadiah is a graduate of computer science from the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Delta State, Nigeria.

She is an entrepreneur and photographer. She began her career in photography in 2012. In April, 2014, she started her own photo studio -OMJ Company Limited. OMJ is a business partnership with her husband.

In this interview, she talks about her career in photography and gives an advice for women who want to start a new career.

Why did you choose to pursue a career in photography?

I chose a career in photography because it helps me in expressing who I am. Also, through photography, I can help others create memorable experiences. 

What is the most difficult part of being a photographer?

The most difficult part is being creative. To create good photographs, a photographer must think deeply to get inspiration. 

How do you connect with difficult clients?

First of all, nothing good comes easily.

Communicating with difficult clients is not easy at all, but I try to listen to my clients-- what they want and the outcome they desire from the photograph shots.

When I am not satisfied with their opinions, I try to explain to them why they should consider my perspective. Not everyone will agree to my perspective but because of the passion I have for photography, I put in my best.

How do you educate yourself to take better photographs?

I conduct research and follow other photographers I admire on Instagram, Facebook and other platforms. Also, I try to practise what I learn and do not allow my surroundings to affect my thinking or learning.

What advice do you have for women who want to start new careers in entrepreneurship?

Starting a new career is not easy. You need to put God first. Chose a career that makes you happy. Be determined to succeed in what you do. The starting point might be very rough, but in all, you will pull through.

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