any day now...
“Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience.” ~Unknown
As I continue to struggle with the light, and personal photographic purpose and direction I have somehow managed to find, or perhaps uncover quite a following. People actually like my work. I mean really, really--REALLY like my work! It's funny, because I keep trying to figure out where this came from. I know I've said this over and over again, but I liken it to celebrity who has found fame overnight, and somehow can't figure out why on earth someone would ask him/her for their autograph; it's a bit surreal...because a year ago all I wanted was a camera...and I had no idea all this would follow. So I'm hoping any day now it will all make sense, because more than anything I believe in intention and the principle: everything happens for a reason.
Which brings me to patience...
In the last couple of months I have built, through trial and error a Thursday-Sunday photography business. And people are paying me to photograph them. As such I often feel an intense responsiblity to know any and everything photography--the need is often so great I skip sleep, personal outtings, and household responsibilites to master whatever "thing" I need , or rather "believe" I should know. For the most part it works; but, as a self-proclaimed over-achiever, it goes without saying my patience is testy during the "programming" phase. It is only when everything is up and running do I begin to relax and take it all in stride. Its then that I remind myself "not knowing" isn't foolish, or unprofessional or limiting; it is the fuel we use to get us "known". ...and then i smile...
Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8
SB-600 shot down through umbrella camera right @ 45 degree angle