Convention season is in full swing, and so my geek photos are on the rise. Which is great fun, of course! Me and my camera, we’re inseparable. It’s my baby. I love taking photos. Sometimes though, it feels awkward to snap pictures at conventions. To snag someone in the hall to ask for a picture.
This might surprise some people, but I’m really very shy. I don’t like to interrupt people if they are doing something. So I just try to stay quiet and not bother people. Or I try to sneak a picture from the background, unnoticed.
If you ask me to work for you, I find myself lost in nervousness. Will I get the picture you want? How can I best please you? I ponder what I know about you, your likes and dislikes. What kind of dynamics you and your family or the current situation holds.
Sometimes I wonder if I over-think things. If I worry too much about pleasing others. I really want to please people, find ways to make them happy. I love the thought of bringing joy to those around me. Photography is something I can sometimes offer to do this.
I try to help people out, documenting events. Currently, I take pictures of church events for the women’s organization. I took pictures at Ravencon of the Masquerade. And tonight? Tonight I got a phone call asking me to be the staff photographer at Shore Leave.
To work a convention as official photographer? To have a badge that proclaims me boss of pictures? That’s kind of daunting. Kind of exciting. Am I worthy? Will I have the strength to take charge and fill this roll?
On the bright note, maybe I can get the pictures that I want and don’t always take. Hopefully I will have some fun ones to post to my Flickr. Most of the pictures will go to the convention, but I will make sure to get some for posting. Of course, I think I still have a few from Balticon to post. I’m such a slacker.
So am I your choice for a geek photo ho? Do you think I have what it takes to be a staff photographer? If you see me coming at the convention…
Strike a pose.
There’s nothing to it.
Originally posted on ladyozma.vox.com