Photographer Isle of Wight | Living room Portraits
Rejecting all the below photos seems a tad silly now. Two weeks ago, I sifted and sorted which photographs to share with Charlene and only selected one. Now, the below series is one of the most popular from this two hour portrait session in my Living Room, Ryde.
As a photographer, do you sometimes feel under-whelmed with your own art work? Do you sometimes blame yourself for not making progress, and not understanding the how behind why some pictures work and others fail?
Remember, we are all on the same journey. Every photographer was once a beginner. Fumbling with camera buttons, reading the manual and throwing it down in disgust. Step back. Look through your Lightroom catalogue and celebrate your progress. Seek out your successes and be proud of your creations.
Trapping yourself in negative comparisons only damages your ability to reach out and take risks. Be kind to yourself (and dampen the critical inner voice).
This is the second or third time I’ve tried to use this model dress (bought from a charity shop earlier in the year). Not satisfied, I’m already planning my next shoot: this time with different settings, backdrops and expressions. If I’d allowed my disheartening experience back in January limit my progress, Charlene wouldn’t be enjoying these photographs today.
Refusing to allow failure to dictate my creative journey, I may have a long way to go, but I prefer to look back at where I started. All that really matters? That you enjoy the process.
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Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight