After seven years as an associate accounts director in an advertising firm, Ashley Low decided she’d had enough of the stress and late nights.
“At 1am, I saw a colleague who was due to give birth the following week still in the office,” says the 40-year-old. “I told myself, I didn’t want this to be me.” After quitting her $5,000-a-month job, she explored many options. It was her brother who suggested photography. “I always carried my DSLR around, even when climbing a mountain. It was a light-bulb moment!” she says.