Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The Thing About Photography

If you begin to compare your photography to others, you can slide down a slippery slope of self doubt. The slope is lined with composition tips, processing methods, lens choices, and apertures.

The beauty of photography is the uniqueness to you. The moment you click the button, from an angle that no one but you can see. Yes. Someone could stand in the same spot once you are done. Maybe they can even use the settings you use and perhaps even your camera. But it won't be your moment. that is reserved for you. Uniquely and amazingly yours.

For several years I've wanted to share my photography through a gallery show. I've wanted to walk into a space surrounded by my moments, sharing them with the world. Surrounding others with the bits and pieces that have moved me.

I've been too afraid. Too fearful that others will look at them and not find them focused, or well composed, or interesting, or... You can finish that list with so many reasons. But if I come back to the moment, remind myself of my uniqueness, I find courage.

And then opportunity arrived.

I'll be sharing my photos this Sunday. Not in a gallery, but in a garden setting surrounded by great music and wonderful people. All for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a cause so dear to me.

The band's name means Naked Soul. And on Sunday, I get to reveal a bit of my soul, a bit of the passion that defines who I am.

Are you interested in seeing a few of the photos I'll be showing?

10 comments:

Mimi said...

I would love to see your photographs!

Deirdre said...

Congratulations on your show/fundraiser! I've done the nike 1/2 in SF 5 times, but I'm skipping it this year to run the HMB Pumpkin Run with my daughter and her friends. I wish you and your friend all the best.

Amy L said...

This is awesome and I would love to see your photos.

Mindy said...

That's fantastic - wish I could come!

esther_a said...

Sounds like a beautiful way to spend an afternoon - a feast for the eyes and ears! Why do we all beat ourselves up with self-doubt?! I wish I could be there to see!

Christi said...

Amazing. I wish I could be there.

The Grounds Family said...

I would love to see the photos that you will be sharing!!

Lisa Smiley said...

This will be wonderful! And yes, I would love to see some that you are sharing!

Myra said...

So very happy for you! Congratulations for tying your creative spirit to such a meaningful cause. So fitting. :)

Carol said...

Bravo to you Katrina, everyone will now know the brilliance of you that we already know about through your gorgeous photos.

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