Need Some Quick Advice

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Jeffininer's picture
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Need Some Quick Advice

I've been offered the opportunity to photograph a cancer walk in February. It will be candid’s before, during, and after the event. I'm wondering if I should take it on or not. I'm no pro....granted, I would be donating my time, no monetary obligation. BUT, I'm afraid I'm going to screw it up Lol Can you tell I lack confidence in my abilities?

What would you do?

Joined: 10/26/01
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I think you would do a GREAT job! It's a big committment on your part, for sure. But don't doubt your abilities, b/c you HAVE the skill, girl!

KUP with what you decide.

Best,
GiGi

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I think this is a wonderful opportunity and great way to give back. I don't think you'll mess up, especially since this is all voluntary, I am sure they will appreciate the photos you'll be taking.

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I agree..it's a great opportunity--great practice for you, and they'll be thrilled with the pictures they get--I guarantee it! Give yourself come credit and HAVE FUN!!

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GO FOR IT! You can do it! We all have faith in you!

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Sounds like a fantastic opportunity!! I think you would do a fantastic job. Do it!!

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DO IT! Your skills are in no way lacking, you take amazing pictures. It's a great opportunity for you, so go for it!

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Well, I know if I ever need an ego pump I can come here Biggrin

Between your helpful encouragement and my thought, I think I'm going to go for it. As long as I can camp out in a 'safe' spot (ie no direct light!) I think I might be OK. I think I'll have free rein to go anywhere on the route I please. This means I'll be able to choose my shots and my locations.

Plus I love that I'm able to get some practice while donating my time to a wonderful cause.

The person offering me this opportunity is also in charge of the photography of the NICU babies at Duke hospital. These are also volunteers and are there for the families to take pictures of the very special needs babies. It might be an interesting opportunity to do that as well...well, that is if she likes me enough.

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Sounds like a great opportunity and a great cause Smile I'm sure you'll do great!

eta: sorry...could I use great one more time? Lol you'll have to excuse me...it's my bed time and I just had some sleepy time tea. haha!

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"sweetalienchick" wrote:

Sounds like a great opportunity and a great cause Smile I'm sure you'll do great!

eta: sorry...could I use great one more time? Lol you'll have to excuse me...it's my bed time and I just had some sleepy time tea. haha!

Lol

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"sweetalienchick" wrote:

Sounds like a great opportunity and a great cause Smile I'm sure you'll do great!

eta: sorry...could I use great one more time? Lol you'll have to excuse me...it's my bed time and I just had some sleepy time tea. haha!

lol... this is me ALL the time!

I know I'm late to this thread, but I'm glad you've decided to go for it. You have a good eye, and I bet they will be super impressed with your photography.

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As a former lurker, I've always LOVED all the photos you've posted! You're definitely more than capable! A great opportunitity for you, and you'll be doing something for a wonderful cause!

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I think we are always more critical of our work than others. Go for it and have fun!

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What a great opportunity Biggrin go for it!

coolmama72's picture
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that's awesome!!! I think it's a great opportunity. candids are so much fun, and much less pressure.

what does your DH say? cause that would be my biggest hurdle, the DH support.

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"coolmama72" wrote:

that's awesome!!! I think it's a great opportunity. candids are so much fun, and much less pressure.

what does your DH say? cause that would be my biggest hurdle, the DH support.

DH is totally supportive. He is one of the ones pushing me the hardest to do it. I'm really great full of his support and advice (and boy does he love to give it!)