I think that's what she meant
Fyangzee24 wrote an embarrassing moment (you can read it here) and it reminded me of an embarrassing moment I had. I have had lots of embarrassing moments that would just suddenly come to mind sometimes and when my memory does that I still beat myself for doing what I did.
This is just one of those.
I am not a sociable person. I am really shy in person. I don't do well with conversations and I am the silent type. Only when I am with the right people do I feel comfortable and open up but still, not the one to strike a conversation.
I took up photography as a hobby back then and joined communities online where I wanted to learn more about this hobby. One of those communities hosted a photoshoot which is open for all. There are models who were willing to do it for free and hobbyists or professionals are welcome to join. The organizers also held a competition wherein every photographer is free to join. They only have to submit one photo from that shoot as an entry.
I don't know anyone from the group personally. So to attend such event was a challenge for me. That was in the city that such event happened and it was an opportunity for everyone especially us amateurs.
So I went there and photographers are assigned to model/s. Everyone was busy doing their thing. It was getting uncomfortable for I don't know what to do. I don't know anybody. Then people started going from one model to another and I followed suit.
And then she came.
I met this model when we were going around the city following a football team who spent some of their days here practicing. My friends encouraged me to tag along. On one of the schools where they practiced, we met this girl. Such a sweet and pretty girl. We did add her on facebook so we can tag her in the photos that we took of her with some of the team.
It so happened that she was a model and when she arrived to the event, she really stood out. She may not be the tallest or the pretties of the models but she has that presence and charisma that drew people and soon a crowd of photographers gathered round here taking photos of her.
And so was I.
I didn't introduce myself for I was shy and everybody is busy taking photos so I thought it unnecessary at that time. So there she was doing her thing and we photographers were busy taking photos. She only needs a few to none instructions.
At one point I believe she said she needed shades to which my brain automatically processed as sunglasses. I don't know why I have sunglasses in my bag at that time so I quickly took it out of my bag and handed it to her which surprised her giving me the look of "what is that thing" kind of look. I was surprised myself and in an instant I felt ever eye on me which made me want to disappear right there at the moment. One of the guys asked if she needed it to which she said no. I put the shades back in my bag and acted like nothing happened and continued on taking photos but at the back of my mind I was beating myself up.
Thinking back, I think what she meant was more shady area to take photos. She was on a bench at that time under a tree but the sunlight was still striking her.
During that time, the excitement and fun of being on that event trumped that experience but every now and then when I remember that particular part, I just laugh at it.
It was a nice experience overall but not as much learning as I expected. I was hoping there was some kind of mentorship or a bit of a workshop that's why I went there but they just let you do your thing. That's the difference between that event and workshop.
They held a second event soon after but I didn't go.
Also, my entry did not win. I saw the photos of the winners and they were truly great shots.
So what's your embarrassing story?
Nagenglish po kasi haha.. Kahit sino maeexcite na kunan siya ng picture kung malakas charisma niya.. hihi.. Buti nalang po di napansin ng ibang photographer..