AB Watson Photography

Foster your passion

Most people wouldn’t argue that young individuals could excel in a field of their choosing if only the knew what they were passionate about. I would not give the advice ‘follow your passion’ to young individuals like most inspirational speakers. I would rather say to them foster a passion.

Over time you need less

As I sit outside underneath a tree, I started to think to myself “This is all I need.”. Then I dreamt about owning my own house and having a tree in the backyard just like this one. To have my own patch of grass and a tree to give me shade while I sit and ponder life, that would be nice. Then a quickly as the thought came to me, it occurred to me that I don’t need to own this dream. There are many trees and patches of grass in the world, why do I need one for just myself? Why do I need anything beyond the necessity for food and shelter?

Tame your ego to find meaning in your photography

“Nobody cares about your photography” – Ted Forbes.

Did that upset you, did that hurt your ego? I’m sorry to say this but once you learn to tame your ego, this idiocracy for delusions of grandeur and entitlement the better. When we dampen our ego and accept what we have, and our current social status, we learn the work is more important than getting likes, and the tools we use.