|Nikon D3S, 14-24mm, ISO 320, ƒ/13, 1/180|
We all know that the reason they teach this to the military is that they learn to follow orders and this is critical to the success of the military.
Later Nelson decided his Junior year to try out for the Summerall Guards. Now if you think being a Knob was hard, the comparison is like thinking of your Knob year as a cake walk.
|Nikon D3S, 28-300mm, ISO 1600, ƒ/6.3, 1/320|
You know what they talk about as Seniors? They tell all the stories from Knob year and if they were a Summerall Guard they tell those stories as well.
Great storytelling requires tension. You must have something to move the story along. What is great about a good story is it is rememberable.
|Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/5.6, 1/45|
|Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 5000, ƒ/3.6, 1/110|
|Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/3.6, 1/8|
|Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 6400, ƒ/2.8, 1/110|
Not only did they have to get the lights set they had to get a custom white balance. Now when they had all this technical stuff they still had to work with a model and get a good expression as well as have a good composition.
They were stressed. They continued to come to me. Rather than me just giving them a quick answer, I often asked them questions. The stress you could see going up on their face. Then as Keziah Khoo experienced there was a eureka moment where they got it. The joy on her face made all those struggles worth it.
The difficulty of the class and then mastering the subject made her feel good about what she now knew how to do that she could not do before.
The reason I wrote this today is to let those of you who are experiencing a lot of stress to know that these times will be remembered and as you make it through these tough times the fact that you survived alone makes for a great story.
When your life is boring it is because you are most likely not challenging yourself and growing in knowledge.
|Fuji X-E2, 18-55mm, ISO 1600, ƒ/5.6, 1/500, Exp Comp -1|
Funny how sleeping on something that was insurmountable yesterday is not so bad the next day.
Look at your challenges as opportunities that are making your life one exciting story to read.