In the midst of all my editing and shooting, sometimes I get so lost that I forget that I'm a photographer.
That must just sound silly.
When you are spending two hours behind the camera, and 15 behind the computer screen it begins to make more sense. Every time I pick up my camera before a photo shoot I get really really nervous. I mean reallllly nervous. Do I even know how to work this thing? Am I going to know how to pose these people? Are these people going to think I'm a freak? The latter statement generally ends up being true.
The funny thing is, from what I've come to realize, is that EVERY single time when I begin shooting a sense of relief comes over me. I love it... and even though I just shot three days ago, I already forgot how much I love it. I love the adrenaline I get during photo shoots. I love the preemptive nerves that come over me before working with new clients. I love the thrill of having to come up with ideas when approached with a completely new environment. Don't even get me started on the nerves that come along with shooting weddings. More than anything, I LOVE seeing ideas that I've been dreaming up come to life.
Who ever thought being a photographer would be such a thrill-seeking profession?
Annnywayssss, I have been trying more and more to do more personal work. I need to be shooting even when I don't have to be shooting. It's so so important to practice, and to push yourself when you are your only motivation. One such example of this is a small little lifestyle shoot I had with Bella Robles. She's a talented and b-e-a-uuutiful photographer in Albuquerque. Working with other photographers is awesome. You get to ask them to do totally weird things with absolutely no judgement attached ;)