Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What do you wish to enjoy?

This might sound long winded but it is going somewhere, promise. :D
In October 2010 I was asked to take pics at the Familienfest at my kids´ school. Fun activities, many of them outdoors. Loads of families/teachers were taking pics as well. Edited to add: some of the pictures I took were published in the school´s magazine. This mosaic is a personal selection for you to see what the party was about.
Same thing at the Fest der Jugend (Youth Party, all gym activities for bilingual German/Argentinian schools).
This year I was asked to take pics of the new classrooms for the school records.
So far, so good. The school events had many other cameras going around. And the blackboards wouldn´t go anywhere. If the pics were rubbish I could take them again.
Yesterday I had my first gig as a solo photographer.
I had hot and cold flashes all the time. No other cameras present. It was an event that couldn´t be repeated. There were people from the German embassy there as the school was being inspected by the German Culture department (I know there is a proper name for it). I had to be precise, I had to be discreet. Edited to add: these are going to be the school´s "official" photographs of the event.
Can you say nervous wreck?
I wish to be able to enjoy these type of functions too. I felt very brief moments of connection, the camera, the people, the moment, the story. Most of the time I could feel my flustered cheeks.
Want to read more wishes casted today? Visit Jamie´s Wednesday Wishcasting post.

24 comments:

mamadontwanna said...

Your photos enable you to enjoy those moments again and again. What a gift! As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Great wish. It is such a great thing to be able to photograph things. As Paula wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Dominee said...

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Dionne the Tea Priestess said...

That is so lovely! And your pictures are encouraging me to whip out my camera more often. As you wish for yourself so I wish for you as well!

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art2cee2 said...

I'm wishing for no more tremors, and I'm wishing that the hurricane passes us by...or I will have a staycation next week! :-(

Boho mom said...

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also!
Excellent photos! Don't worry- you'll find your groove soon enough and connect to your camera like it's a 3rd arm or something.
Cheers to confidence!!!

Camilla said...

May you learn to enjoy the more stressful aspects of photographing formal events as much as you enjoy the rest of your photography. You have a story to tell - and your pictures to tell it. Keep going!

As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Sharlene said...

enjoy yourself - remember you are the only one who can see and capture these moments. no one else can take these photos like you do! as you wish for yourself, i wish for you too :-)

susannais said...

To be able to see through another's eyes and to capture the event so that they can enjoy their moment. Likely they too are scattered and will appreciate having the reminder of that moment. As you wish for yourself to be grounded and gifted as a photographer, so i wish for you also.

Sam said...

Enjoy! As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you!

Alli said...

Beautiful photography! May you enjoy your creativity and your busy life today and every day! Enjoying what you do makes life so beautiful.
As you wish for yourself,, I wish for you as well.

mujerzen said...

Congratulations on all these wonderful opportunities. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Enjoy... life is short! :]
As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

Maggie said...

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you also!

Those are great fabulous! I know how much they are enjoyed by everyone! Fabulous!!

Janece said...

Sounds like a little bit of "opening night" jitters, to me! :) Congratulations on your new assignment!! :)

As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well!

misteejay said...

What a great job with the photos Paula.

Toni xx

Ginny said...

Paula, what a wonderful experience and how excited you must be to be able to share what you do with so many people. You are talented in so many ways. I know that as you do more of this (I am sure you will) it will become easier and more enjoyable. As you wish for yourself, I wish for you as well.

ileana said...

Wow, what an honor! I listed "photographer" on my list of jobs I'd like to explore on one of The Artist's Way tasks...and what you've done would've been that synchronicity Julia C. keeps talking about...or is it serendipity? Either way your photography skills must be SKYHIGH to be in that position...so exciting!! Congratulations!!!

ileana said...

PS - As you wish, I wish for you also!!! (I can't leave without telling you that.) :)

Kate's Healthy Home said...

Beautiful pictures. As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also.

Donna said...

Woohoo! What wonderful things are happening for you! As you wish for yourself, I wholeheartedly wish for you also. x

Mouse said...

Lovely photos - and they look so much fun, how wonderful to be able to capture such moments.

As you wish for yourself Paula, so I wish for you too :)

Miss Robyn said...

what fun and what an honour to be asked to photograph! as you wish for yourself, dear Paula - so I wish for you also xo

Emmanuelle said...

It's lovely! Great job Paula :)
As you wish for yourself, so I wish for you also :)

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