How do you all get over your nerves of shoots with strangers or even someone you know, a friend or a neighbor...?? Last time I took photos of my neighbors (they moved earlier this year) it was a disaster! I didn't know what I was doing but I did learn a lot from that experience. Now, DH is trying to help me out on trying to get me into some sort of photography classes because he now knows that I want to be someone and do something with my life besides just be a stay at home mom for the rest of my life because that doesn't last long...kids will leave the nest eventually. I have a huge desire to be a photographer but I don't learn so easily by just reading books. I need guidance of some sort and I need homework! lol That is the only way i've ever learned in the past. I am the type of person to start things and never finish them so I am scared that I will start reading these photography books (which I need to order) and get so overwhelmed that I will stop reading them and just forget about it all. I guess that is another reason why I took a break from this board. I started getting so overwhelmed by all the information on here that I just couldn't take it anymore. Color casts, editing (cloning, etc.), skin tones (omg skin tones is a huge thing for me! it bugs me to no end that i can never get skin tones perfect and looking the same in every picture). I am getting more information on how to start up my own business here but I am so not ready to even think about it! I'd rather take friends pics for free and learn from that and go on from there but I kinda lack in the friend department. ugh. So much to think about and so much to do! I am already getting overwhelmed with all this info. I don't even know this area well enough yet since I don't have a drivers license to get around. Plus I'm scared silly to drive around...beats me why. Probably because I dont have a license. lol (hopefully I will get it next year though). And DH is no help either. And I did ask a friend earlier this year if I could take photos of them and her baby and I got rejected. It was harsh let me tell ya! (apparently she could take the same photos if she had the same camera) I also got rejected by a close friend when I was in the states. How do you all deal with this? Do you ever get rejected if you offer your services to a friend or someone? For those of you PBing do you feel comfortable in what you are doing atm? Are you still learning more and more as you go? How do you know when you are ready to PB? ahh! Any words of encouragement?
thanks for reading..