Yes, things have been a little quite of late in the blog realm, but for some good reason–I’ve have actually had some work!! In the space of a week I received two requests for some photography work. One, as a second shooter on an Engagement Session and the other for some advertising work. Unfortunately, I cannot yet share any images with you as they are still being approved by the clients. But what I can tell you is that it was just a ton of fun.
It was fantastic to be shooting again for an assignment and all of the reasons that I love photography just came flooding back. First there is the excitement of a new location, new people to work with, and a new story to tell. For me, that is one of the most exciting aspects of photography–“how am I going to tell this story?” Then there is the anxiety. Not too much, just enough to keep you sharp. The anxiety about getting the right shot, making sure that you have all the angles covered, will these images tell the story that the client wants? What am I missing? I imagine, as I become a better photographer some of this anxiety will subside, however, at the moment, it just gives me that edgy feel. Another great thing is that I am just happy when I shoot. It does not really feel like work.
Then, just to finish of a great week, I went for a hike today with my sweetheart and some other family members. I was trying out a different camera bag/backpack and had filled it with all of my gear. The pack failed the test for various reasons, but the big benefit was that I had my extension tubes with me to photograph the wild flowers. The image below was taken with a sigma 50-150 f2.8 zoom and a Kenko extension tube. Hand held @ 1/1000 of a second.