This post is a reminder to me and/or anyone else who can glean something from it. I find my interests go through a lot of ebb and flow, and occasionally this can be discouraging. However, I also find myself returning to some of those interests and that is encouraging.

You are an artist

How is it that people, especially photographers, don’t refer to themselves as artists? If you can pick up a pencil, a paintbrush, a camera, a musical instrument, etc. you’re in the club. Get over the imposter syndrome and just create for yourself. If other people enjoy it as well, then bonus. Success, legitimacy and “likes” are for those seeking attention.

Take Risks

There will always be a knowledge gap, challenges, risks, and even fear. Use all of that to take advantage of opportunities to create.

Delete Your Social Media Accounts

Remember those “likes” that I referred to previously? Ditch ’em. Your creativity is not beholden to others scrolling through their feeds.

Gear Doesn’t Matter

Use what you can, master it. Then consider upgrading.

Share Your Knowledge

Pass on what you have learned rather than hoarding it. Knowledge is beneficial for everyone.

Stick With It

I mentioned before that I’ve been shooting for forty years and I still haven’t figured it out. The moment I stop believing that is the moment I’ve lost the point. I want to continue to explore and create, and I have a long way to go.

Stay Curious My Friends

The desire to keep practicing is to keep learning and wanting more. There will always be more. This is the best reason to stick with it and create.

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