A couple of months back I did something that I absolutely fear and get that feeling not so good feeling in your stomach. When you read the following words you might cringe too....Dentist Appt. I brush my teeth thank you! Not that I don't like the dentist, its just all the sounds, the scraping noise, the sucking of the straw thingy. AHHHH! On this trip it was the usual, small talk about flossing, having my wisdom teeth taken out and then it turns to what do I do for a living. The converstation goes like this...
Our dentist is originally from Africa (still has awesome accent)
D. So what do you do for a living
Me. I'm a photographer
D. Really, what do you take pictures of
D. Wow, you have to see what I just got in the mail
Me. Ok (still sitting in the chair)
D. Walks out to get boxes and walks back in with 3 Canon Lens Boxes as follows
100mm 2.8 macro
D. Let's talk about your molar
Me. Doc, talk quick to me so I can check out that 85
I was completely FLOORED. Here is my new dentist, who has all these (to him) toys, lenses that I dream about. Then he says to me...
D. Can you take a picture of me or my assistants?
Me. (thinking to myself) "Woah!!"
Right then it dawned on me, I talk all this trash about being a photographer, now it is time to back it up. So with that, I pick up his 7D and put that brand new 85 magic right out of the box on and totally got to rock it out on the doc and his assistants. From that we picked up a portrait contact as well as a wedding contact. Lesson learned, you have to put in the hard work to know what to do if you are given the chance to perform. If I was to say I was a photographer and showed them some sub-par pictures, they would have wrote me off as a Joe who just owns a camera.
Since it was his camera and card, I don't have the pictures I took. :( So, I'll just add a picture from a recent session of one of our little friends. He was faster than normal with the rocket pack!