Mike is a friend of mine who recently started his career as a photographer; he had always been good at capturing images when we were younger. In fact he would often volunteer to photograph events like proms and graduations while we were in high school.
A Chance Meeting
A few days back I had a chance meeting with Mike and he looked really happy. I had last seen him before graduating college where he had taken up sociology as his major. I was surprised he didn’t go in to media studies or something like that. But anyways who was I to judge when I myself barely cleared my English literature course.
It was a pleasant surprise when I ran in to him a few days ago at a club which I frequent every now and then with my current set of friends. Surprised to see him in the vicinity I inquired if he had moved here or something. Another thing which I also noticed was that he had a camera hanging around his neck. He told me that he was supposed to photograph the music gig which was supposed to take place that night.
From Amateur To Professional
Mike told me that this was going to be his first big chance ever since he had taken up professional event photography. I was happy to see that he was following his dream now. The one which he had set about doing in school but had somehow lost track of while studying for professional education. It was rekindled when he discovered an ebook called trick photography & special effects which Mike fell in love with.
He told me how he had never been happy after pursuing his degree and then he had finally convinced himself to take up a few photography courses and look in to a few software’s. It had really helped him improve his technique and this was supposed to be his first big chance.
I wished him all the best and went to join my friends just as the music was about to start. The band played so well I was completely mesmerized and forgot all about Mike. After the gig was over I scanned around for Mike but he was busy photographing the band members so I simply waved bye to him and was on my way out.
The day after I opened a newspaper and was happy to see the pictures of the music gig at the club where Mike was taking photographs. In fact I also saw myself watching the band with a mesmerized look on my face. I was amazed to how well he had captured each detail and make everything come to life. I sent him a congratulatory note on Face book. He was definitely glad to hear from me and he said that he appreciated my gesture.
He also informed me that his first music gig photography was a major success and that he was flooded with offers. I was really glad for him and wished him all the success in his future endeavors.