Here put you a list of 9 things that will try to stop do this 2019. A thing that do not write only for me, but that think could aid anyone that do photographs. All this with just one aim: being happier.
Stop doubting yourself
The creators use to suffer the syndrome of the impostor and of chronic insecurity. We ask continuously if our work is enough nice and have the fear that our ideas are silly. Create a thing out of nowhere is difficult and share it with the other can be intimidation if no directly stressful. The cape says of not to do it, to eschew an emotional trauma, not to discard continuum the work realised, not to fell crushed. It is the time to recognise that this fear only is a mechanism of self-defence. And commence at ignoring it.
Stop comparing yourself with the other
At a culture where the footage bomb us, is difficult to not to compare. Can look constantly the work of our idols or other big photographers, but of what serves if it does not look the own work of critical way? Perhaps it is not as honest, as poetic, or as frantic, or so much dyed how the of the others, but what imports? We are not our idols and our work would not have to be how his. That they inspire us, that recall us what can do , but without doing dud comparisons, that can stop us. We cease to look what do the other and commence at doing it.
Stop doing always the same
This is for me my principal aim. It is difficult to abandon the zone of comfort so that it is a corner of peace at a world of insecurities. But it arrives a point at what there is nothing new. It does not treat to capsize it everything radically but to exit a bit, prove something new, view something different and track learning. Try something Different is the only way to find how can capsize and improve.
Stop staying at home
sedentary Being is not nice for the health. Everybody knows it. The same passes with the photograph. We edit photos, route electronic posts, realise albums, write blogs, prepare books and other things that only can do in front of a screen, is true. But the photograph is there, out, and commenced to move is the only way to reach it. Without exiting, without walking, without looking, there is nothing. It is simple. A way to smash the routine and, in the meantime, learn something new.
Stop using other’s success as a measure
No everybody muck pictures continuum for the same motive. There is who only wants to do a photo of the that likes him, who wants to create something artistic, who explain histories, those that seek the style and the glamour. And some do it only for the money, some for the passion, others try to join things, somebody has found, those that still have not achieved to enter at the world of the photograph and who will be the new Vivian Mayer. On these differences can not construct a criterion to measure the success of each. In fact, really it would not have to construct. Think to obtain success or reconnaissance at a function of the that have the other does not have sense. This is the shortest way to fell frustrated and disappointed.
Stop imitating other photographers
Imitate is a nice way to commence at learning: it aids you at studying new technicians and discover what likes you and what not. Also, it can convert at a form to gross money. But it has not made possible to grow if they do not take all the techniques learnt and adapt it at the own vision. We risk at being only a bad imitation of the original. The development of the style is complex: it is necessary to be bold, show vulnerable and listen to all the critics, but have a style is worth it. If somebody does a photo to earn money, is good, but if the intention is to say something, utilise the photograph as a language, perhaps was not appropriate to do it with the voice of somebody other.
Stop listening to your ego and learn something new
Aye, the flashes grind. Aye, the natural light is the best. Aye, have a nice location is the best that there is Aye, the photos that muck are always those that grind more. But not exiting of the zone of comfort is a problem. Think of never be wrong is still worse. Also so that always there is something new to learn. No to have a delirium of omnipotence and think that it knows continuum, but so that learn new tools can open new doors, new paths. And they are new manners to grow, improve, advance, to explain better what it means. We have to let to assume that already know continuum and commence at learning continuum, again, so that always is necessary us learn.
Stop work without having a system
It’s good to have fun, it’s good to do some new things, experiment and so on. But also it has to develop a system. Not going at random, not letting at the luck that exit nice results, but to learn at controlling it everything, to decide that do and to obtain them. Also aid at missing less time, at being more efficient, at not to distract, at hit the centre. Also, aid at the others, so that can learn of the systems of the others or teach the own, give aid and find the best way to function for each.
Go out from home to do a photo with an idea in mind, be focused, go back and analyse what has done, edit, and if needed, return, until obtaining what wants to. And like this track improving, to understand where have got wrong or that it has not done how wanted to, and like this track learning something new.
Stop blame at the others
This would have to be a base of the life of each. It is not for fault of the *redactor if it has organised the interview at a dark place, is not fault of nobody if a delay of 5 minutes does that it miss a perfect light, or is fault of that it rain or there is light the day that has to do some portraits at somebody. The responsibility of how will be the photographs will be yours, and yours only. You will not have to “do” photos, but “resolve them”. As each work is different and each situation can complicate of the most unexpected way. Here it is where is important to recall all the techniques learnt and elect the best to resolve the problem and do a nice photograph