my journey to become a better photographer – updated weekly

first photo shoot…

Last week I had the opportunity to photograph a retirement party for a “big wig” at the university.  Now keep in mind, I HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE.  My partner needed someone at the last minute and, considering, I was doing nothing that night, knew how to hold a camera, say “cheese”, and push a button, I was hired.  All night I walked around asking complete strangers, “can I take your picture?”  Some said “yes” without hesitation,while others half-grinned and turned away quickly after the ‘click’ of the lens.  As the night went on, I was lonely.  It’s not easy to photograph excitement, joy, and food knowing you are there to work, not to drink and eat cake.  When the night was done, so was I.  It was exhausting and I left with the hope that I got a few good shots to make the night worth it.

It was.

Here are some highlights:

(Note: All of the people photos are excluded since I did not have written permission to share their photos – darn)

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One response

  1. You did a great job capturing all of the details! I KNEW you could do it!!!

    September 21, 2010 at 3:02 am

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