“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” – Ansel Adams
As I spent the week thinking about what I wanted to post on my blog this week, my mind went to one place. I thought of one of the major projects that we had during the spring semester. The major was called ” Up close and personal”. We were required to photograph thirty-six strangers up close and personal. We also had to ask the stranger their full name, hometown, age and an interesting fact about them.
Thinking about walking up to complete strangers and asking them if I could not only photograph them, but also ask a series of questions was not something I thought I would be able to do. I certainly proved myself wrong. I may have been told “no” a few times but that did not stop me from going to the next person. I kept on trucking, at least I tried right?
The reason I decided to share this in my blog is because it helped me grow not only as a photographer, but also as a person. I completed this assignment even with my self doubt. Nothing that will help you grow in life will be easy, but if you stop doubting yourself you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.
The photos below are some of my favorites from the up close and personal project. I hope that you enjoy them.