Rising Above

DA* 16-50 Giveaway Entry #23

By Heie in It's Good to Be Fearless on May 16, 2013

It's Good to be FEARLESS means going outside my normal routine, often outside my comfort zone, to get that shot I want. It means to be focused on the end product. Going forward without fear allows achieving the desired result and usually comes with a nice reward, such as accomplishing something difficult or new, a good feeling, or taking satisfaction in a job well done. If I win this lens I'll use it to take better photos of things that matter. Watch the video below to see what "things that matter" means to me...

Video Submission

I work for an agency supporting people with disabilities and assisting them with obtaining employment. I'm making a video about our new program to present at a national conference (I'm not a video person, this is the first time I've done this) and I'm using the agency's video camera, a Sony. My K10D doesn't do video. While I'm not done yet I wanted to show the video so far. This rough draft video was put together just this week, and filming was done the prior week by me and a couple coworkers.

Many individuals with disabilities don't have much work experience, and it can be difficult to find competitive employment. Joining our program, individuals brave the unknown as we find internships for them. Many have never worked before at all, so it's unfamiliar territory. My admiration for these guys is great; I'm sure many are scared, but we're all excited as they have new opportunities they can be fearless about - employment.

In our program our team spends four to six weeks with each program participant, learning their skills, abilities and interests. We create a visual resume (profile with photos of the individual doing activities they are skilled at) and present it to employer partners and ask them to allow us to place them in paid internships. If we match someone's skills with a company's need, we encourage the employer to hire the intern after their internship is completed.

As far as the music goes, I was able to get it from the Free Music Archive. As required by my license to use it, here's attribution to the composer, Dexter Britain: Free Music Archive: Dexter Britain. Thanks for watching.

- builttospill

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