Embracing Communication
14 March

Embracing Communication

20130314-070427.jpg How do you teach yourself something new? I struggle with putting myself on the other side of the camera. Not for stills as much but for video. What am I so afraid of? I guess it's not other people seeing me, but seeing myself as others see me. Am I THAT afraid of who I really am? I guess part of it is as soon as the camera starts rolling I go into "presenter" mode and I know that's not what I am wanting to come across. How come I can't just talk? I know I'm not the only one struggling with this, but geez it's about time to move on with this. I am currently filming a series of instructional videos for photography. Hopefully during this process, it will come easier for me. I have observed that the younger generation does not struggle with this at all. Especially those under the age of 15. They have grown up with webcams, Skype and FaceTime as a part of their life. To them it's as easy as picking up the telephone. My youngest daughters can record a youtub video with no hesitation at all. Then I find my teenage children don't like to talk on the phone. They would rather text their words or post their feelings on social media through words and photographs. Modern communication has gotten complicated between the generations, hasn't it? Hopefully we can adjust to the new forms so we still talk to each other. I try to embrace these new ways, whether it is texting my teens, calling my parents, writing a hand written note to my grandma, skyping my son who is across the country, or recording a weekly video series. However, I can honestly say when my family and friends are sitting together face to face laughing, talking and telling stories of the past and dreams of the future, well...nothing that compares! Right after I posted this blog post. I came across this favorite YouTube Video an I thought it was appropriate to post here. best conversation ever