It’s been said that the difference between a good photographer and a bad one is that you never see a good photographer’s bad photos. If I’m really being honest though I think that I’ve used that as an excuse to not share anything at all. I’ve simply renamed laziness and called it perfectionism.
Someone once told me “Don’t hog your journey.” For me, that’s what this 30 Post Challenge is all about. There are so many things I’ve learned, experienced, and photographed just in the last year and a half but I’ve been so painfully stingy in what I share. I never meant to keep things to myself, but it seems there is always one more reason, one more thing to finish before I’m ready to share my journey.
I’m realizing now (as I write) that the repercussions of this are far reaching. When I keep my journey to myself I get discouraged because it reminds me that yet another opportunity has been stifled. This in turn destroys expectations among my friends, family, and even clients. I then get stressed out and frustrated because I feel like I’ve let people down. To make matters worse I am robbed of opportunities to teach from my experiences. …all because I didn’t share.
So in an effort to overcome this disease called perfection I’m going to be pulling some photos from the archives and telling their stories here on my blog over the next couple weeks. There is so much I’m eager to share…
Not only is it common sense marketing to share your work, but in my case it’s downright unhealthy not to. So don’t take for yourself the painful route that I stumbled upon. Let’s keep shooting, sharing, and inviting others into our lives. Whether you’re making music, teaching improv, or serving the brokenhearted let’s share the journey together. We’ll all be better off for it.