Sunday, March 26, 2017

Be Different - Photograph What You Find Interesting

Three Cameras With Stripes - South Weber, Utah
Photograph what you find interesting. Whatever is meaningful to you, that's what you should be capturing with your camera.

Society wants to put you into a box. Society wants you to fit in. Society wants everyone to be the same. Follow the crowds. Don't do anything that makes you stand out. Don't be different.

You are a unique individual with a unique history and a unique perspective. Nobody has had the exact same life experiences as you. Nobody sees the world the exact same way that you do.

Because you are a unique person who sees the world from a unique perspective, the things that photographically interest you are uniquely yours. You own what is meaningful to you. Be yourself and be true to yourself.

Whatever it is that interests you photographically, that's what you'll be the most passionate about. The more you are passionate about something, the more you'll pour your heart and soul into capturing it. You'll infuse your photographs with a piece of yourself. You'll create better art.
Coffee & Camera - South Weber, Utah
You are attracted to certain types of images. Deep down you want to create certain photographs. Do it! Follow your heart. Listen to your gut. Set out to capture the images that you want to capture. Create the art that you want to create.

Don't worry if you mess up. Don't worry if you are good enough or not. Don't worry if others will like it. You will make mistakes. You will fail. There will be people who won't get it--there will always be naysayers. That's all a part of the process. Just keep trying, keep moving forward, keep creating what it is that you want to create. Never give up! You will succeed.

Whatever it is that you find interesting, make sure that's what you are photographing. Whatever is meaningful to you is what you should be pointing your camera towards. Whatever you are passionate about is what should be guiding you art.

Don't make photographs that you think others will like. Don't try to make the images that you see others make. Don't capture something because you think it will make you a more successful photographer. Don't follow the crowds.

You are unique, so use that to your advantage. Be yourself. Let your photography be an extension of your individuality. Let your images speak what's within you. Be different. You'll be much happier for it. You'll find so much more satisfaction in your art.

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