I am the epitome of ‘girl’. I am a consummate consumer of all things prissy, pink and clean. I don’t like to get my hands dirty and I get a manicure/pedicure twice a month. Heck, I even insist on having my nail polish match my clothing, and my makeup, and my shoes, and my camera bag………….. My idea of ‘roughing it’? Room service.
Photography is NOT for girls. It’s for adventurous women. The kind of women that can appreciate the beauty of nature and want to be a part of it. Women that will wade in the water to capture the perfect shot. The kind of woman that has the chutzpa to play with the biggest of big boys and achieve if a not an equal elevation of composition, the master of all masterpieces!
One such woman is Matt’s (Maciek) wife. No, I’ve never met her, but her photos are visible on Nikon-Digital.ca for anyone up appreciate. Matt posted some of her work a few days ago and I instantly came to the conclusion that I need to ‘step up my game’, as his wife’s pictures are phenomenal. In some cases, her photographs gives his a run for the money!
I doubt that she is concerned about coordinating her shoes to her bag when they’re in the field. Breaking a nail probably never comes to mind either. I think I can say with 100% certainty that eyeshadow and lipgloss is not an issue on those days.
So, what I learned in writing about this? I’ve learned to be thankful for the cover that protects my LCD screen on my D700. Why? Because my foundation has a tendency to rub off my nose when I’m taking pictures. I’ve also learned that I should probably go to the nail salon more often to make sure that my nails stay at an active length and that wearing diamond studs is sure way to keep my jewelry at a minimum! My recommendation for getting the perfect shot while ‘roughing it’? Go on the hotel balcony and don’t use cheap glass. **snicker**
We all have our own strengths and weaknesses.