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Opa Cove Life Vests – Project 365: Day 198

Opa Cove Swim Assist VestOn Sunday I had the opportunity to shoot some product shots for Opa Cove a kids life jackets and swim assist vest manufacturer.  When I first saw their product line I thought “That’s awesome!!  Why didn’t I think of that?”

These life jackets and swim assist vests are so much fun for kids and that is what this company is trying to emphasize: fun for kids plus safety.  Their product line is called Sea Squirts and have a flexible fin on the back which allows kids to be creative with their pool play (who wouldn’t want to swim around the pool and pretend to be a shark or killer whale).

So the shoot went down at a local pool.  We had several models to shoot that day.  We primarily concentrated on the swim assist vests which are designed to assist kids in learning to swim by having the unique ability to allow a parent to adjust the buoyancy of the vest with removable floatation panels.  So we had several mom and kid models to shoot.

I worked with Rich Barbis the owner and founder of  Opa Cove to setup the shots he really wanted to capture.  It was a perfect day and the shoot went great.  Now I don’t currently shoot for a living (meaning technically I am not a professional) but when I was photographing this shoot I realized how much passion I have for photography.  Have you ever done something that really inspired you and while you were doing it you just lost all track of time and just lived in the moment?  That is exactly what this shoot was like for me.  I was in the zone doing exactly what I was meant to be doing: photography.

So here is the million dollar question: what do you do when you realize that you are not living your passion on a daily basis?  I think there is only one thing you can do.  You saddle up and figure out a way to erase all the self-doubt and fear and move forward with making your dreams a reality.  You put yourself out there and make it happen.  And that is what I intend to do.  I don’t know how I will do it yet, but I have several ideas for applying action to my passion.

What about you?  Are you living your passion?

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