I held my breath as I attached my card reader to my laptop, slipped in the picture card, and pushed the Get Media button.
As 140 pictures loaded, I said a little prayer "Please just let 10 of these be good enough". The reason for my fear is I shot my whole photo walk on Sunday night in camera RAW mode. Shooting in RAW scares me to death. You see, I have been happy (sort of) in my little iPhoto, .jpeg world. Shooting in RAW requires post processing, something else that scares me to death. To me it seemed enough to think about composition, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, ISO and focus.
But this year is about growing, facing my fears, stepping outside of my comfort zone and daring to learn new things.
Out of the 140 pictures that I loaded there are 35 usable ones, and 15-20 that I am pretty happy with, prayer answered. They may not be professional photographer good enough, but they are Sarah Huizenga good enough and that is all that really matters.