As a photographer for the past fifteen years, I tend to prefer to be the one BEHIND the camera. Last year I was given the gift of a photo shoot. I arrived at the site with excitement and slight nervousness. I found that for anything other than snapshots, I don’t do well in front of the lens. Perhaps it’s my desire to be in control. When I arrived at Lady Bizness, I expected great conversation with owner Chisa Pennix as we discussed upcoming events (The WRITE Stuff and her business branding summit) . I even expected her to ask to take a picture. I wasn’t expecting her to pull out a camera to record a video. I usually hate being captured on live video more than I hate taking direction for a still shot. After sitting for an interview, I looked at the video and it wasn’t so bad after all. My first live video was posted on you tube and Facebook last week. And I survived being in front of the camera.