VOTE for Your Favorite Photo | Street Portrait Challenge Photo Contest

Today, I'm so happy to announce AHP's first ever photo contest for those who participated in the challenge.  I have three awesome photogs from near and far who have submitted their photo's to the contest for a chance to win...are you ready...? 

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Street Portrait Challenge; Are You Up For It? | Personal Growth | NYC Street Photography

Back in December 2009, I took on a new challenge; it was an experience that changed me forever.  Some of you may have seen this before, but for those of you who haven't, I invite you to see where it all began :).

 

I showed this video to you because I wanted to share with you a pivotal moment in my photography career and personal life where I was taken out of my comfort zone into a situation that has helped to define my character.  After a bit of self-reflection recently, I came to a conclusion...it's time to do this again!  But this time, I want you all to come along with me and have this experience for yourselves. 

Ariane Hunter Photography presents...

Street Photography

Portrait Challenge!

If at this point you hear a little voice inside you giving you every reason not to try this, just know that that is exactly why you SHOULD.  The very same voice tried to talk me out of putting this whole thing together, but I know that is the "fear" talking and not my heart.  I encourage you to come out on June 18th to participate with us, face your fears, and see your potential for awesomeness! 

Click HERE to signup :)!

See Beauty...

Ariane

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! ARI_2815 ARI_2817 ARI_2822 ARI_2820 ARI_2824a ARI_2825 ARI_2829 ARI_2831
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