07 November 2011

Reaching out

Have I mentioned how much I love Shutter Sisters!!  It's a photography blog that has given me so much inspiration,  I often see the photos featured and I long to be that good.  Not only are the photos amazing but the blog spots are truly inspiring, the writing is so touching and after hanging out on their I always leave feeling refreshed and ready to hone my skills even more in the quest to capture life as beautiful as their work.

This morning this post from their blog really hit me hard!    shutter sisters

Like so many others in photography I feel like I'm at a stand still with my progress.  I know that to improve I really need to reach out and ask for constructive criticism, share my work with folks who know how to critique and ask how I can improve.  I have learned so much from clickinmoms.com but I never really have jumped into the critique forum.  I am afraid.  I am afraid that the critique will cast an enormous shadow of doubt on my talent or lack their of..  Yet I know this is what needs to be done to get to that next level.  After reading this shutter sisters post this morning it really inspired me to be more of an active participant in the photography forums and submit my work for critique.  Reaching out and getting feedback is essential in the growth process.  Minus some work I've submitted for classes I've managed to avoid it thus far but I
know it's time.

"Progress always involves risks.  You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first."  ~Frederick B. Wilcox 



Anonymous said...

Don't be afraid!! Post questions with your submissions and you'll get the best focused cc. I've never seen an image "trashed", they are always respectful and encouraging! I'll keep an eye out for your threads. :)

Tricia said...

Thanks Tiffany! I know I've never seen them trash anyone either but it still somehow terrifies me! Thanks for your support!

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