I wanted to write this post not for all my clients to see or not for potential clients to see. But I wanted to write this post for myself to give me the push I needed in this photography career. It’s hard for me to be vulnerable, to make mistakes. All the women in my family are extremely strong willed and hard headed so to be able to make mistakes is hard for me. I’m a perfectionist. Photography is about art and making mistakes. I told myself at the beginning of this year that I would try new things, make mistakes, and learn from them.
I am not always so sure of myself. I tell myself on a daily basis my photos aren’t good enough or why would anyone book me. I am my own toughest critic. I constantly comparing myself to the greatest photographers to try to figure out what I am doing wrong and until now I never knew that I really wasn’t doing anything wrong. I’m trying to embrace my own style and my creativity and allowing myself to make mistakes. Some of the greatest photos where from a mistake.
“ You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.” – William Albert Allard
“If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.” – Garry Winogrand
I struggle with my self-confidence just like any other woman. With society constantly judging our appearance and other things it’s hard not to doubt yourself sometimes. From now on I promise myself to be more positive, to believe in myself more, and embrace my own creativity and artsy side.
What do you do to make yourself feel better???