Last night, eight strangers came together with one thing in common: The desire to learn more about photography. Yet, they left with much more…
We didn’t just try to capture a full moon, we succeed in creating incredible images of the largest Super moon of the year, directly over the Atlantic Ocean, having no prior experience before. A feat, any pro photographer will tell you is overwhelming.
Night Photography is something that I only recently became confident in doing. The truth is, I still don’t feel comfortable shooting at night. I’ve been photographing naturally lit, day-time portraits for most of my career. But, tt is my love of travel that initially brought photography to my attention and now it’s the exploration of the shooting at night that intrigues me most. So I do it, even though it’s not always enjoyable. Most often it is daunting. And honestly, at first, it scared the shit out of me.
Here’s the thing though,
Without fear sitting side-by-side curiosity, our true courage cannot show up, it doesn’t even exist. Without this insatiable desire to do something that scares us, without the need to step out of our comfort zone, we wouldn’t have even considered trying to do what we did last night.
I honor those of you who trusted me with your desire to learn, grow, and experience photography in a whole new way. Without your trust, this experience couldn’t have happened. And look what you created!
- You braved the sand with expensive equipment some of which you knew nothing about.
- You fought the wind and the water, your mind, memory, and the matter of less and less light.
- You trusted me to be your guide in the darkness of night as the waves crashed closer and closer, spraying us with mist and almost capsizing our island of gear.
- You did all that, together, with strangers, for the first time ever.
All in all, you didn’t just step out of your comfort zones. Last night, you expanded your comfort zones. You felt the transformation from fear to faith. You became a whole new you and helped me do the same. Now, after this experience, we can’t help but see life through a whole new lens.
Less than 12 hours later, and Edith, a photo class grad, shared her favorite shots of the night on our Facebook page. Check this out!
As always, I’m in awe and inspired by what you create. So to honor your growth, I’ve dedicated a Facebook Community Group to helping connect this wonderful new world of photographers who have graduated from the Live Wonderful Photography Classes. If you have some great shots to share, click here to join the discussion and see what all the grads are up too!
Keep creating, keep trying new things, and keep joining us for these amazing adventures behind the lens!
If you didn’t catch the Super Moon this time, I’ve got some great news for you. There is one more Super Moons coming soon! Join us on March 20, 2019, from 6-9pm in Cocoa Beach, Florida. If capturing night photography and the moon sounds exciting to you, click the link below to register now. There are only 10 seats available and this last one sold out. Don’t miss out. Join us now.