'Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.' - Henri Cartier Bresson
My photographs don't always turn out the way I pictured them in my head.
Sometimes it works out better than expected and is a lovely surprise, but more likely than not, I pictured a much better outcome.
I have come to realize I can't make good art without making crappy art first. I learn from my crap. I see what colors, backgrounds and angles work best for me, what depth of field is appropriate, how light plays a part in the whole picture... the list is infinite. There are times I can reshoot and make it better, other times I have to scrap the whole thing.
My mistakes help me grow, as a photographer and a person.
If everything worked out perfectly I wouldn't learn a thing. And isn't that why we are here? To learn and do what we love. I love photography so I am sticking with it, even if my photographs are sometimes crappy.
That was my big girl voice talking.
There are times the little girl in me wants to have a temper tantrum because it is hard to remember there is a lesson in every mistake. Sometimes I want to scream when I keep making crappy pictures. But somewhere deep inside I have the urge to keep moving. I think moving is the key, doing something, anything, not necessarily related to whatever I just messed up. Eventually I get a bit of inspiration to try again, or something new, and hopefully remember all the lessons I learned along the way.
Thanks so much for visiting.
Celebrate your creations today, even if they are crappy. :)