All this aside you need to every once in awhile take that step.
We have good friends and neighbors living across the street that divide their time between Tucson and St Paul MN. They came to Sandy asking if I'd be willing to take their photo knowing that I don't normally do that type of photography. They even said they'd act like a babbling brook. How could I possibly pass that up?
We had them come over to the house and not too certain who was more nervous, them or me; of course they said they both hate having their photos taken. So, with camera set on the tripod and the sun setting away we went. Sandy loaned me her Canon 1DsIII and we used the 24-70 lens.
The rest is history.
I want to thank Patti and Bob Moran for allowing me to take that step and for letting me share the images.