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# 29: You did a beautiful job…thank you!

You did a beautiful job Usha…Thank you…..

These were the words that resulted in a long exhale. And now I am ready to share a story that made me proud.

Photography has been a hobby for me for a while now. I enjoy it with a passion that I never knew before photography came into my life. I love everything about it….the way it makes me feel, the way it makes people feel when they see the images, the way it allows me to really see things I would have just passed by and the connections I make because of it.

And yet..I have never thought of myself as any kind of a “professional photographer”…..or even a “true artist”….Recently, my friend told me that he had a friend who was getting married and was looking for someone to shoot their wedding. Keith recommended me to Joe. When he told me this…I blanched. Me…shooting something like this….the responsibility of such an important occasion? Wow! No way….but then I instantly thought…why not….I love shooting people and events and this was a very low key event and would allow me to practice shooting under such circumstances.

I was determined to work really hard and spend a ton of time during and after the wedding to deliver to the VERY best of my ability. I was grateful that Joe gave me this chance. Just yesterday, I delivered the images and a music slideshow with their favorite song. Later that night, I received an e-mail from Joe saying….”You did a beautiful job Usha. Thank you!”.

I teared up, exhaled and felt so very proud to have completed my first real job….and I am very happy to have finished it successfully.

Thank you Joe and Loreen for taking a chance with me.  I am grateful.

Here are two images that symbolized the event for me….

Also posted in People

#3: December Photowalk


I am back after a fun cold day.  Our Cream City Photographers had another photowalk today.  It was cold but the walk was still fun. Besides, the social aspect after the walk was so warm and friendly. I am truly glad I found this group.

Lesson learned today…on a gray day, pick subjects with artificial light mixed with ambient…to give the image a kick.

Thank you for stopping by.

Also posted in Street Photography, Urban