It’s not a secret to anyone in my life that two of my biggest passions are photography and crossfit. I’m mediocre at both, but my skills and confidence grow every time I pick up my camera or step into my box. And just like in crossfit where I can look back at old numbers a times and feel good about how far I’ve come, I can do the same with old photographs.
This past weekend I was able to combine these two passions while watching my friends compete in a local competition. Here are a few of my favorites…
Sport photography is still new and intimidating to me because of how uncertain everything can be. Food photography is very safe, staged, and easy to manipulate. With events and action shots you never know what kind of lighting it will be, what position you can be in to get the shots, or what the subjects will really be doing. It pushes me in a different direction and stretches my skills.
Sometimes I look back in my workout log and am equally amazed and humbled. I can remember thinking how strong and fast I felt at the time and the truth is, at that time I was the strongest and fastest I knew how to be. And then I grew.
With my photography I also look back and feel amazed and humbled. What is important in both, or any hobby or skill is that we keep pushing and growing and learning from where we’ve come. That we look back and feel proud of how much we have grown and humbled knowing how much more there is always to learn.
What hobbies or skills keep you humble?