One of Many

One of Many

A pile of leaves in varying stages of yellowish decay. Some maple, some oak, maybe some linden and birch. Blending together into a menagerie of fall.

Today, as I’m skimming through a batch of photos I took at a local park I feel a great deal like one of these leaves. Just me in a pile of thousands of others. I don’t really stand out even though I may have qualities that are uniquely my own. I don’t feel or look much different despite the reassurance that there is only one me. Truth is, as a person, I’m okay with blending in. I don’t like to be in the spotlight. I prefer to cheer on those who are comfortable being front and center. However, when you’re trying to run a business, your success hinges on how you are different from all the others. How is your product going to stand out? So my goal is to figure out how do I overcome my fears? Not so I stand out but so my work does.

I often joke that I am “behind” the camera for good reasons. First, I simply do not like to have my picture taken. I am not a photogenic person and I know that. Second, I just prefer to be behind the scenes and let those who are photogenic, so-to-speak, have their moment in the limelight.

This year has been an incredible roller-coaster ride as I learn to navigate this new world. I’ve enjoyed some really exciting accomplishments and struggled through a few terrific failures. Some days I have wandered around completely lost and not really sure what I’m doing and where I’m suppose to go next but then by God’s grace someone calls or I get an email that encourages me to just keep showing up. I’m looking forward to a challenging year ahead and continuing to grow and learn. Even though I may blend in among all the other wonderfully colorful leaves, I feel confident that I am right where I’m suppose to be.

Published by Fence Row Photography

Hello!! Welcome to Fence Row Photography. I am Tina Campbell. Owner, operator, photographer and lover of the great outdoors. Born and raised in Iowa, I have developed an eye for looking beyond the surface of the seasons and it has become my passion to seek, find and share the beauty in the everyday and the unexpected.

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