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I am nervous

Tomorrow I am taking photos on behalf of the school, it is for the year 11 leavers day. I enjoy taking photos, but this takes me out of my comfort zone a little. I do not know an awful lot of these students, I have only ever worked with a few. But some how, I am meant to capture the emotion of the day. I am to take photos of them during a presentation in the morning, capture crying kids etc. In the afternoon, there is an it’s a knockout type thing happening on the main field. Now, the morning bit has me a bit worked up, bit worried, I have to take pictures of people, in a hall and capture their emotions? How do I do this when, I am not really able to blend into the background? Sure, I can raise my wheelchair up a bit, bit the chair still makes noise when I move. I’ve hired a slightly bigger lens to use than I normally use. A Nikon AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8 G IF-ED VR, this should help, bigger zoom etc, means I have to move less. I am just worried how I will do this, a lot of pressure. Plus I have not used this lens before, doesn’t arrive until first thing, so no to practice.

I’ll shut up now, just needed to get that out of my head, has been eating at me since I left work.

Categories: Me, photography
  1. May 12, 2011 at 19:18

    You worry too much. Just keep snapping as much as you can. No-one expects every pic to be a masterpiece. I had a photoshoot a couple of months ago and I was NOT looking forward to it – I’m not a natural poser. What she (the photographer did)was keep talking to me – about silly stuff – and kids are silly anyway (on a good way). Make em laugh – or disappear (if they arent conscious of you they’ll be natural).
    You’ll be just fine lovely – I know it!

    • May 12, 2011 at 19:19

      I can’t talk to them though, it is an assembly/presentation =/ I’m worried my chair will make too much noise, distract people😦

  2. nicola d'costa
    May 12, 2011 at 20:04

    Your pictures are amazing, they (your employers @ the school) know this, and I’m sure deep down you must know this! Yeah some of the kids may look when they first hear the chair but after that initial moment of feeling uncomfortable I’m sure you’ll be fine. Chill!😉 Enjoying the tweets BTW

  3. wendy boother
    May 12, 2011 at 21:32

    They have asked you because they know you can do it and they trust you to do their best. Digital technology will allow you to take some wider ‘audience’ and ‘group’ shots with your flashy new lens which you can crop for the final presentation. People who forgot their camera, or have much less experience than you or forget the basics like checking the background will be grateful for your record of the day. Don’t worry so, Rob. Hopefully you will be able to find a safe pic to post on your blog, too?

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