Hello my fellow loulous!
This is my first post, and what better way to kick-off my blog than with a “photography first” that I recently experienced? As some of you may know, I tend to refrain from photographing people. I do not do this on purpose, it just so happens to be. I find myself spending countless hours photographing animals, lamps, streets, nature, etc., but never people. The few occasions that I have photographed people, it has been in their natural element, where their looks or actions piqued my photographic eye.
This past week, however, I ventured into human territory. Dun, Dun, Dun…
My good friend Susset Cabrera, from Peacock Public Relations, asked me to take photos of her as she was being featured in a style blog. I was a bit surprised, and a little hesitant at first, but decided to go for it. After all, she believed in me, so why should I not believe in myself?
I met Susset at her office in Coral Gables, and started shooting immediately. Luckily for me, she is a natural in front of the camera and needed very little direction. After numerous shots and wardrobe changes, we both felt we had gotten “the shots.” Here are a couple from that day:
What I took from this experience is simple, venturing into new territory is scary, but it must be done. How can we expect to grow in our personal lives, career, or in my case photography, if we do not leave our comfort zone? My goal is to keep photographing people to get better and better at it. Who knows, perhaps I am opening a door to an area of photography that I would have never known, had I not taken a leap of faith in myself.
I would love to hear from you. Have you ventured into new territory recently? How did it make you feel?