A Woman of Many Hats

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I've always been a dabbler.

Always trying to get my feet wet and try new things. Try a little of this and do a little of that (except foods, I'm a wuss when it comes to trying new foods, but I've got better over the years.)

And dabbling is exactly what I've been doing here in the work force at The Reporter. I can write. I can make videos. I can post to the web. I can interact via social media. I like to get involved in everything I can possibly do here in the newsroom. (More skills = more opportunities in my eyes)

So when the opportunity came up for me to take pictures this week because we are down a man with a photographer on vacation, I of course jumped all over it ... well actually Geoff volunteered me, but I didn't back away. I enjoy a challenge

Now, one may think 'how hard can it be to take a picture?' And I thought the same thing. I can be artsy and creative when it comes to photos. Here are a few:

However, yesterday was one of the most challenging things I've had to do in my career -- I had to go take photos of a high school field hockey game. I have NEVER shot pictures at a sporting event in my life, unless with my iPhone or on Instagram. Despite being a rookie and getting the opportunity to use the "big girl camera," the thought of failing never passed through my mind. My mind set was 'take lots of photos, something is bound to be usable.' I knew I've had decent photos in the past - I GOT THIS!!!

But I must admit, the 'doubt' and 'un-sureness' I know that a few of my co-workers had (I won't name names, but I know there were a few) really gave me some drive. I understand when there is a newbie you might question or be a little nervous, but negative energy is easily felt. Be positive because you may never know what will happen.

I can now check off 'be a photographer' off my bucket list after a very successful day of shooting at the Christopher Dock field hockey game on Tuesday afternoon. My arms are COMPLETELY sore from holding that camera. Woke up this morning feeling like I was in a boxing match and put two-and-two together realizing it was from the camera. (I'm weak, I know.)

So here you are, a taste of my photos from Dock field hockey yesterday. Excuse my sass, but I think I did a damn good job! Watch out Mark Psoras, I'm coming to get ya :) (Just kidding, Geoff hurry back!)

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