Over Winter Break, I attended my church's Winter Youth Retreat. It was a blast seeing all these guys get pumped up and really learn about who God is and what He is about. I was asked to serve in the roles of worship and video. Every year, there is a mistake that I make and something that I learn. I'm always humbled in some sort of way and this year was no different. There were times that I stepped in when I shouldn't have, there were times where I should have trusted where I didn't; there were times that I spoke when I should have just stayed quiet. It just really shows my weaknesses and what areas I severely lack in. Although the retreat theme was Passion, I felt God speaking to me in a different way. I felt God was speaking to me about a time of quiet and of stillness, to really be still and quiet and listen.
Being a photographer, student, worship leader, and a small group leader, doesn't really give me much time. So my time with God easily gets pushed off to the side. Which is awful =/ I feel very convicted and sad that I have neglected the one thing that should be first and foremost. I have been so focused on taking care of everyone else that I have forgotten to take care of myself. So this is where I am. I know what I need to do.
Whoo, that was a loaded little post. Sorry about that ><
Alright! In addition to doing some worship while I was at retreat. I was in charge of doing all the video there (by myself). The night before the end of the retreat, I stayed up in the cafeteria until 5:30am editing the video so that it would be able to be shown at the Praising into the New Year. So here it is! Instead of calling it a SDE (same day edit), you could call it a SRE (same retreat edit), get it?! hahaha...
Went to a lake yesterday to teach some of my friends some basics in photography. Couldn't resist taking some swan photos =)
Thought I would just update you on what has been happening this summer so far. I have gotten into a bit of a routine. Basically my schedule monday through friday is like this:
9:30 - 11:18: Class at OSU. I'm taking history 151. It's the history on the americas. It's interesting because I'm learning new things about things I am familiar with. But it's just constant lecture and a lot of notes. And it also has a lot of reading =/
Then I eat lunch somewhere, sometimes I'll visit chris at bento and chill for a bit before heading to my photo internship.
I either go to my internship at 12 or 1 depending on if there is a shoot that day.
1:00 - 5:00: Internship. At the internship I usually have a couple of projects I work on. If there are shoots, then I assist on them by holding reflectors or set up equipment.
Then after work, I go home and change. Then I just go hang out with friends or whatever.
Last week, I have been over to A's house to work on her bathroom. We took off the wallpaper and then painted the walls and ceilings. If you have been following my vlogs, www.youtube.com/victorhuang20 then you will see the color and stuff. It's been an interesting but fun experience.
So that's my schedule for a month. School, work, play. It's not as stressful because I'm taking one class. It's nice. It's been a fun summer for far. Busy but fun!
A couple of days' ago, I had a little info session at my house with my friends. A lot of them recently just got dslr's and have not clue what the cameras do. So I went through the basics: aperture, shutter speed, iso. It was fun. I did a little shoot to demonstrate some off camera lighting and things like that. Here is a photograph of my friend chris. Yes, you can see the light in the background and it isn't the best composed image, but I was just showing some lighting.
Alright, that's it for now, if you want to see more of my life, then watch my video logs at www.youtube.com/victorhuang20
I was looking through some recent footage from my little flip mino and I saw that I had some footage from the night they announced Osama's death. So here is some video from it. What's funny about this video is that my friend Elle....kind of abandoned me to go find her friends so that she could jump in the lake. FAIL! jk =)
here is a video with a lot of my footage in it from that night. It was taken with my 5d mark ii
this one got into AP and spread around the US.