I was about to take photo I knew would turn out how I wanted it to because I’d already taken that photo, at least two dozen times. So instead I forced myself to do something that felt uncomfortable and wrong, and I ended up with one of my personal favorite images from 2014. To be fair, I ended up with a boatload of rubbish as well, but that is a hallmark of the experimentation process. Good habits are hard to break.
Trying your hand at something new can be intimidating and the idea of changing ones strategy can be scary. Be that as it may, I have recently found that a creative jumpstart occurs when I force myself to break free of my comfort zone and let my perspective take a new form.
Your gear is probably good enough. Your skills are probably good enough. Your ideas are probably good enough. Spend the time you need to take your project all the way– and don’t call it done, until it really is.
Now, as we’re approaching our three-year anniversary, I wanted to celebrate her in this open letter of admiration. She may look a little beaten and battered from the years and miles, but so do I.
There are three kinds of people in the world: the ones who know they’re winning, the ones who know they’re losing, and the ones who don’t know the score.
Which one are you?