Another step out of the comfort zone! Why can’t I just enjoy where I’m at? What I’m doing? Because discomfort often times leads to growth and I love growing and learning new things.
It used to be that blogs were all the rage! You weren’t ‘somebody’ unless you had a blog (if being ‘somebody’ mattered). For the most part, those days are long gone. It’s still nice to read blogs here and there but technology has changed our consumption habits. Why read it when you can watch it? When we have a question, we typically ‘Google’ it to find an answer. Now it’s more like ‘YouTube’ it and watch how it’s done! I am a perfect example. When I have a photography or Photoshop related question, I will generally YouTube the subject first. If, and only if, I cannot find it on YouTube, then I’ll Google it. To this end, I will be switching more of my effort into YouTube videos than written blogs. I still think blogs have their place and I will still occasionally post some, but probably not as frequently as I have in the past. I have tried to post a blog roughly once a month on my site (which pales in comparison to any reputable website – but hey, I have a full time job (and kids too)). I am going to try and do at least one YouTube video a month if possible. We’ll see how long that lasts!
So why is this out of my comfort zone? Because I hate the way I sound, I don’t necessarily consider myself very photogenic, my skills at creating videos are novice and extremely unpolished at best, and like most people, public speaking scares me to death. You would think after having done 50 plus jury trials, teaching high school and college students, and ruling over arguments from other attorneys that I would have lost my fear of public speaking. Rest assured, it’s still there. So bear with me as I attempt to overcome my fears and delve into an area I probably have no business going into but it feels like the right move. Besides, my followers on YouTube are growing more and more every week and I’m excited to see where I can take this. It is my intent to keep the YouTube channel photography related with behind-the-scenes videos and tutorials; maybe even a review here and there. So if you’re a model I work with a lot, be prepared to be on video for future shoots and if you’re just a follower, feel free to subscribe to my YouTube channel and watch my growth from very meager beginnings. And no, I won’t un-friend you if you don’t subscribe to my channel. I’m doing this less to garner subscribers and more to simply try and do something new and outside of my comfort zone, yet again! Wish me luck!
So watch out YouTube, here comes another amateur!
Keep the interesting parts of life in focus.