Recently I was asked to be an extra in a film that is being filmed around my area. They were so impressed with me "Standing there skills" that they decided to give me some lines. I guess I nailed those because they are now expanding my role and filling it out even more. But what surprised me the most was not the expansion of my part in the film, it was when they asked me to be the Still photographer for the film. I will admit I did not even know this was a "thing". So I now get to show up everyday they are filming and take photos of the actors acting and alot of behind the scenes shots as well. It is super fun. There are some talks about brining me on board as the Art Director for the project, ok, that blows my mind. How did I go from being a random extra, to a named character with an actual role in the film, to the still photographer and soon to be art Director. I have often heard the phrase "Fake it till you make it" tossed around but there was nothing faked about any of this. I buckled down and took the time to learn my craft and still continue to learn it. I guess in the end when you are truly passionate about what you do and you continue to do it even when it feels you may be making a mistake with your time and efforts, others notice you. They notice "the real deal" character of you.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of being the official photographer for the Alabama United Southeast pageant, which is the statewide preliminary to Miss Alabama USA. It was a total blast. I do not think I have done more running around at any event I have ever shot. The Fuji x-pro2 with the Fujinon xf50-140mm f2.8 performed like a dream. I was a bit nervous at first as to whether or not this Fuji gear could hang with the paces I was about to put it through. Rest assured it did and it did with ease. I was more than pleased at the sharpness of the and color from this lens. Shooting from 2pm-10pm at night non stop was accomplished with using the tethertools case relay setup along with a 30,000mah battery pack. It all just worked like a well oiled machine. After the evening was all over with and the group photos were taken and everything was all packed up, it was time to head home to see what gems I had captured. Gems would not be the word I was use, these were more like Diamonds. I was blown away at the images I had captured. This was truly one of the most fun and demanding gigs I have ever shot. I shoot weddings but I honestly can't think of a time where I did more running around than this pageant. What a great gig this was.
It has been awhile since I have had the time to revamp my websites layout. Changing my layout was something that I have been meaning to do for a long time. I lost all of my previous blog post in the process, but its a fresh start and a new year. Alot has happened in the pas few months and I am super excited about an upcoming job in early Feb. I have been selected as the official photographer to Alabama's United Southeast pageant which is the official statewide preliminary to Miss Alabama USA. I am humbled by this. I will do my very best to make sure all of the hard work these ladies and their peers put into competing in the pageant shows in my photos of them. Wish me luck!!
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