I have been following fearless photographers for a few months now, admiring the stunning, breathtaking and awesome pictures that wedding photographers worldwide submit, and I kept on saying to myself, you will never get there, those photographers are awesomely good, out of this world.
Well after I got my nerves under control, I asked for admission to the fearless photographers community. Then I just quietly sat and watched the one image after the other being submitted, and me behind my Mac screen, biting my nails, saying, wow, I cant do it, there is no chance! Yes, I did that for a few months, then , I thought let me submit a few images in round 7, the results came I scrolled through the photos, and for me there was nothing, it confirmed my believes, I am not there yet, but I did not give up so I submitted less images for round 8, and again chewing my nails when the result came out, nothing.
I really thought that this was it, I am not good enough, I just need to work harder and harder at being fearless, work harder to move away from the posed stuff at weddings, and work harder to capture the spontaneous moments. Then round 9 came around, and the results were posted yesterday, I scrolled through the 263 images that were chosen amongst over 5000 submitted worldwide, and again, I thought, not this time honey, you have to try harder….until I saw it, MY IMAGE IS ONE OF THE 263.
I was like a little girl jumping up and down on my bed, while the iPAD hopped beside me. I DID IT, I DID IT!! I know I still have a long way to go, this is my first fearless award, but I also know that I am taking steps in the right direction. Thank you fearless photographers for your advice, support, forums and all the inspiring photographers that I have been exposed too, you ROCK!
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