Confidence

As I am getting back into the swing of things, I am having to cover a lot of old ground. Like pushing my self to be creative, to even pick up the camera. I have lost some of the self confidence I had only a six months ago.

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I get a block if I feel like I am going to shoot something that has been done before, like it won’t be real if I am not creating something completely unique. I have to remind my self that it doesn’t matter if someone else has something that looks similar, it is creating that is the point.

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Sometimes start to shoot something then I stop and think, “no, that’s dumb”. I am so close, all I have to do is actuate the shutter. But I get a creative block, and I have to remind my self that it doesn’t matter what other people think.

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Mostly though what I have to remind my self is to get out and shoot. I will never shoot anything good while just sitting around.

Mind’s Eye

What is your intention when you take a photo?

What idea are you trying to convey, and how do you translate your thoughts into an image?

How do you take what you see with your eyes and make your camera see the same thing?