I did it! I did it! Waa-hoo! And now the butterflies are gone too. But they didn’t start fluttering until minutes before I had to speak.
Several weeks back, Ian, from the photo club I attend asked if I would do a seminar on Family Photography. It’s only an hour long he says. But to me that felt like forever….I can’t fill an hour of talking….I don’t talk that much….What will I say?…. I hesitated because I’ve not done much public speaking since my college days. And I don’t think my photography is THAT good. But he assured me that it would be okey and I would be a good one to do it. In the end I thought what is in if for me? I know it sounds abit selfish but we have to promote our craft and business somehow. So I said yes. Then I
wrote, scribbled, and wrote again, a presentation on three areas. Backgrounds, posing and most importantly light. I went through some of my work to show these concepts.
On Satuday I stood in front of about 20-30 people and explained how I these three concepts in my photography and then some. About halfway through the butterflies started to vanish and we made it to the end. It was a wonderful experience and would I do it again….probably…. in a couple of years. And somehow I managed to talk for a whole hour!
So since a post always looks better with a photo I thought I would put this one on. I did this family’s picture last fall and it hasn’t made it onto the blog yet. And since it is one of my favourites I had to share.
Happy Tuesday all!!