The secret to using the best studio on the Isle of Wight
Photography is always in the back of mind. It’s that quirky joy of my life that allows me to express love, creativity and joy all through the bleak winter months.
I’ve worked with female models and photographers wherever I’ve lived and one thing we all have in common is that guilty surprise at our own success, even though we’ve worked hard to achieve it.
I met a model / muse last weekend, one whom I’ve not seen for quite some time and I thought to myself, “if only she knew how much I admired and respect her.” I nearly turned back to express my admiration for her photography which is full of joy and laughter, just like her personality (but the parking meter was ticking and the evening was drawing in).
And it struck me again, sometimes we simply don’t feel we are worthy or worry that our own shame will linger, casting a shadow on our life.
It got me thinking. If I was brave, I’d send emails to everyone I’ve worked with to say, “You are amazing, stop talking yourself down.” I’d send dancing gifs of myself pointing to a billboard that read, “You are good enough.”
My truth is that I often listen to my niggling self-doubt that freezes my creativity and holds me back from acknowledging my creative strengths. I let my past dictate my future, ruining any chance I have of happiness and progress.
Your truth is hidden deep in your heart. Look passed the fear and the shame, follow your dreams and honour yourself. Let go of the past if it is holding you back; it doesn’t have to be your future.
Which is why Studio 2 in Ryde is also on my mind LINK.
It’s the single place that has allowed me to blossom, take risks and feel a tiny bit more confident when working with studio lighting. And I don’t think I’m alone. I’ve met lots of models, photographers and other creatives that benefit from Studio 2’s quiet support and encouragement.
So if you are ready to explore your own vision in portrait photography, want to learn studio lighting or need a helpful face to ease your fears, I can recommend Studio 2 and their house models.
Life is too short, every second you doubt yourself is a step away from happiness. To help you move forward I’m sharing these helpful posts:
- 5-minute tips for beautiful Isle of Wight portraits
- Telling the Ryde photographer why you hate the pictures
- The importance of posture
Learning to love yourself and make the changes you desire is hard. So I’m giving you permission to be true to yourself.
Get in touch with the one thing I can help you with.