I know I said in my last post that I’d show off all the new photography knowledge that I gained from the conference, but I lied. Well I didn’t mean to lie. We got to the cottage and the weather was so nice and I got into relaxation mode and then I really didn’t take a whole lot of photos. Instead I did a whole lot of this:
To be honest, I kind of panicked. I set some high standards for myself sometimes (don’t we all!) and I was expecting to suddenly see the world in a whole new light and come up with new and exciting shots, inspiration around every corner. Even though I just spent four days at a conference hearing all these photographers talking about the hours they put into getting just a few great shots, suddenly I expected myself to shoot pure gold every time. Silly, I know, especially in hindsight! I let my inner critic get to me too much. Starting today, inner critic or not, I’m going to take photos every day. Even crappy photos. Maybe even especially crappy photos! Because that’s the only way I’m going to learn. It’s actually the best way I learn – by making mistakes.
Unlike me, someone else was a real shutterbug and feeling inspired at the cottage! We were barely at the cottage an hour and Steve was running to get his camera and capture the sun setting on the horizon:
As you can see, he got a lot out of the photography conference as well. I can’t wait to see what he does with the rest of his shots.