The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: Determined

 Afro Curl Photography Issa Rae

Name: Alexandria Anderson, Afro Curl Photography

City: North Carolina

I got a media pass from a blog I intern for called the Lux Blog NC. I was so nervous and honored to be invited to go that I decided that I should rent a camera for the first time. This was my first time using a full frame camera and a different lens. The lens only worked half of the time, I was so intimidated by the settings of the full frame camera (Nikon D800). I only had a day to get acclimated to the new equipment. It was a TON heavier than my tiny Nikon D3300 so I'm sweating from nerves and the weight of the camera. I was on the verge of crying the entire event because I just KNEW I blew my once in a lifetime chance to have ISSA RAE in my memory card!! But I kept pushing and snapped so many pictures I hoped that ONE came out good and in focus! It did and I'll never forget that moment.

This photo proves that if you just push through, even if you don't know what the outcome may be, that things will work out!



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