This weekend I had a photography gig for a friend. I was to take pics of his workshop attendees doing their thing. I visited a bit on Friday afternoon, lots more on Saturday night and a bit more on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s me armed and ready in my messy bedroom.
However, today is RESET day. And you know what that means. We’re tired, we’ve ordered in a lasagna for the boy and a pizza for me and we plan to sit in front of Netflix and giggle. So I’ll be showing you some of my fav shots another day.
But I would like to mention something that meant a lot to me.
This wonderful man Stephen overheard me at the workshop the first day. I was squawking that I wasn’t landing the shots on Automatic with the low light issues and people movements. And without missing a beat, he stood up from his own work and took the time to talk to me about working in Manual.
But it didn’t stop there. He knew the info wasn’t clicking in so he attempted again later on. We sat at one of the banquet tables while I scribbled notes on the white paper tablecloth.
I was pretty pumped when we figured out together what would work and then I tweaked it on my own abit more…. and nailed it!
Today’s lesson? Don’t fear about talking about things that don’t work. You never know who’ll be around the corner with exactly the info you were hoping for. There are many awesome folks out there that are more than willing to give you a helping hand so you can achieve your own goals.
I tend to want to wallow and not ‘bother’ anyone if I don’t know how to do something. But every time I’ve spoken up to someone, I’ve always received the answers. It’s really hard to push the pride thing aside sometimes but I think in order to succeed, it’s critical to let that go. You’ll also be allowing that person to feel the after effect of helping another and you KNOW how wonderful that one is.
Thank-you Stephen! I’ll be practicing what you taught me daily until it’s 2nd nature. Without notes.
As for now, it’s time to take in that pizza and movie. See you tomorrow!
Do you allow pride to get in your own way?
All 31 Day posts to date can be found HERE.
Day 6 – my big announcement (offer something)
Day 10 – an unexpected lesson (this entry)