I can tell you... so many, many times as a photographer I get caught in the "I want to photograph/edit like him or her." I get down, feeling like my work will never compare to the work of others. I watch Youtube videos and read books trying to improve. I study other artists work.
Comparison sure can be the thief of joy right...
Then I got this message today and Anne-Marie, you hit the nail on the head for me and wiped out a good bit of insecurity. Not only did you totally make me smile and feel good about my work, but you helped me to realize what I am good at, where MY personal talents lie...
"Your dad is spot on...your talent is most evident with your ability to capture the subject...nothing fancy...JUST the subject and oh my goodness...there's no distraction and I really appreciate it....the most recent photos you've posted have been so genuine -so authentic...nothing fussy or staged. AWESOME."
One...sending a VERY sweet, encouraging message that the other person is not expecting is ultimate kindness. Spread that stuff around like glitter ;)
Second... I am not saying we shouldn't strive to better ourselves and learn new skills, but gosh...it sure feels good to know where my artistic home is and what I enjoy...taking on the candid moments and watching and capturing families interact with one another. I adore these kinds of photos and it feels so darn good to know other people enjoy them too!
Thank you Anne-Marie,