Last month I had the opportunity to do the portraits at our church’s annual daddy daughter dance. Event photography is not something I’ve done before or want to specialize in but it was a neat challenge for a good cause. It was a great kick in the pants to focus me and force me to figure out how to light a very narrow space with enough versatility to accommodate pairs as well as larger groups. After the portraits were done, they asked me to stick around and get some candid shots. I wasn’t well prepared for that so it was just a bounced gelled flash.
I wasn’t looking forward to it when I was first asked but, by the end of the shoot, I realized that it had been a lot of fun. It is said that if a creative project doesn’t scare you, then you will almost certainly not grow from it. I believe that is true and applies in this case.