For the past decade or more (I’m not up on my OC info, clearly) OC METRO and Churm Media have been putting on an event to feature Orange County’s ’40 Under 40′. They Recognize people from all different industries and businesses with a cover story in the OC METRO magazine, online and at the cocktail event, all under 40ers. This year as Director of Design of Churm Media and budding photo journalist/hobbyist, I got to test out my photography skills for the magazine. Getting my sea legs was a bit tough. It’s rough to ask people who’re deep in networking mode to pause for photos, but I managed.
This shot was of our President & CEO, Steve Churm, giving an on location interview to one of the media crews covering the event. Stealing their lighting I was able to get a really nice dynamic shot of Steve mid answer.
Luckily my novice didn’t shine too bright that night, and I’ve actually had the opportunity to shoot a couple more of Churm Media’s events since. Hobby turned passion isn’t such a bad thing.