Street Portraits - NYC

Ohh boy, I can't believe what I'm about to write in this post but I'd really love to share this experience with you all.  Last Sunday, I did a personal project that I knew would test my ability to overcome my fears.  I set out to do street photography; taking photos of total strangers!!  Talk about nerve wracking!  The butterflies were churning my stomach to no end but I refused to let my fears take over.  I went to Union Square, New York City to do the street portraits and what a diverse group of people I met.  Starting out, I was so afraid of what would happen but I pushed on.  As I took photos and walked among the people, this is going to sound crazy, but it's almost like I felt I was being guided.  With every step I took to every person I approached, it all felt right and came together.

The video only shows 4 people but I out of about 11 people that I approached that day, 8 actually agreed to let me take their portraits.  Not bad, huh? More than I ever thought!  At the end of the video you can scroll down to see the photos of all the awesome strangers that helped me out that day :).

Sunday, December 6th was the day that changed me.  The day I put myself out there, faced my fears, and accomplished something great.  The experience was a learning lesson for me.  Not just on how to take a good photo, but to prove to myself that I was capable of something I thought was impossible.  At the end of the day, I went to bed feeling excited and so proud of myself; I felt like I can take on the world.  Sky is the limit.

Please share in my experience that day; the video tells it all!  I'm scared to death to even post this on here but what the heck! We're all human right?  I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.  Thank you!