As I mentioned in a previous blog post, my start in photography/videography came from working on scholarship for the football team at South Alabama. It was not that easy for me though. I did not know where the record button was on the camera.
I wasn’t the best pick for this job to say the least.
I was a quick learner though do I decided to listen and learn and do the best I could because I needed the Scholarship money. My job was simply to record practice for coaches film from the ground- the easiest job there is.
I still messed it up.
Eventually I got better at it. The problem with this is that they decided to give me more work… fun. My next job was to learn to import film for the coaches. I’m not going to bore you with the details of that but it was so boring. I hated it.
The worst part was that when we traveled to games to film, I wasn’t very good at any one thing so I just sat there the whole time.
That is until an older guy on the crew handed me a post production (highlight) camera and told me to film. I was freaked out, but I did it.
And I loved it.
After that he had me just help him all the time doing the creative media instead of coaches film and I was much more in my element, and I was good at it. Eventually I was making the highlights and videos myself. It wasn’t until after all of this that I picked up a regular photography camera rather than a video camera.
I ended up loving that too.
I had finally found my place and what I wanted to do with my life. I am so thankful for the opportunities given to me.
If you don’t get anything else from this blog, get this- Even if you’re skeptical, take the opportunities handed to you, because you never know where they will take you.
Here are some photos I took for the team