I gave our SOAR! Scholarship recipients another challenge–a BIG one.  Starting this month, they would rotate with one another on who was going to make their weekly blog post a video.  Video!!  You could hear them groan on the other side of the phone.  But alas, these ladies have taken on every challenge and are becoming AMAZING photographers and strong, confident business women with each passing month.

The September SOAR! Photography Assignment is all about  Shooting Silhouettes.  Linda Baylis was up to bat for making her video.  I know a lot of you saw this on the SOAR! blog and already commented how much you loved it, but in case you missed it…YOU CAN’T!  It’s so awesome!  (Linda, you rocked it!  I’m super, super proud of YOU!  And I laugh every time I watch this!)

Wasn’t that video awesome!  If you enjoyed it, let Linda know in today’s comments!

Why make these gals do videos?

Being a successful photographer isn’t just about understanding your camera, it’s being able to let people into your world so they can connect with you.  People are most often afraid of the camera, let alone someone pointing the camera at them.  They want to feel safe and connected to their photographer.  One of the best ways to do this is to let them see you in action.  The best way to become a successful photographer is to let people see who you are; your smile, your passion for shooting, your passion for life, the safe feeling you give.  It’s tough to be in front of the camera, but well worth it!

The Silhouette examples don’t stop with Linda.  Check out Lindsay’s post and Jennifer’s post.  All three of these ladies did an awesome job!  And yes, get ready to see more great videos from these gals as they approach their last quarter of the SOAR! Scholarship year.  In fact, watch Lindsay’s Business Coaching video.  That one is HILARIOUS and powerful!

What’s the SOAR! Scholarship?

It’s an annual scholarship that I started last year–a mission that is close to my heart and has amazing partners involved.   CLICK HERE to watch my video. Who knows…maybe you will be one of three soaring women for this upcoming year!  Scholarship will reopen for new submissions soon!  Stay tuned!  :) (Yep, we are doing the scholarship again ladies!  Woo-hoo!!)

Enjoy friends!