Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Waiting in the Wings

Last Friday I covered a talent show in Belton, a.k.a. "Belton's Got Talent". It was kind of a flash back to high school or college seeing how these kids were before taking the stage. Now, I never went on stage, but I remember being nervous as hell when I got my first real photo assignment via the sports department at the weekly newspaper in Las Cruces, The Bulletin. I was so scared I would screw it up, but the old sports editor there, John Keith, kept calling me for the next three years to shoot his assignments, so I couldn't have done that badly with the first one. Flash forward to me now: I'm shooting at least three assignments a day, plus roaming Central Texas for wild art, and I still get nervous once in a while. In the end, I've learned those nerves help me stay focused.

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