Once upon a time I got asked if I’d take a few pictures for my church.
This was when I was still using a point and shoot. I knew my camera couldn’t handle the task at hand, so I put the scary offer on hold until I could afford to purchase a camera that could do the job.
… continued …
Once purchased, that’s when I got REALLY scared. I needed to make good on a promise of course, but the real scary part was the task of taking pics during a church service… in session. In front of everyone. Yup… totally out of my comfort zone x 1 billion.
But I did it anyway. I was a wreck but I hid that part. See, I didn’t know how to work manual which is rather imperative for indoor shots, so I started shooting on Automatic. And started to panic because they weren’t turning out.
So I flicked the switch to manual and shot them anyway.
Up on stage and everything. So they kinda had to turn out after all that!
To my delight, the photos were turning out pretty ok, but it wasn’t due to a wealth of knowledge, lemme tell ya!
I guess they passed inspection because I’m now deemed one of the resident church photographers. Moving targets are so much different than stagnant projects. However the new challenge has been great fun!
Plus I get to hang out with a bunch of really cool people.
I most recently took photos of the church garage sale to raise money for the Mexico Missions trip,
… Church in the Park …
And even the last Christmas concert. Up near the stage and everything. Again.
Guess what. It isn’t scary any more.
You caught my message, yes?
This was a little warm up for the One Scary Event Challenge that’s going up for Thursday.
Are you ready to share your scary triumph?
No?! Well go do it then! No excuses now…
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