We all have that voice in our heads that tells us we are not good enough. That our work or passion will not stand the test of time. But If you never try, you will never know. Maybe your work won’t be any good when you first start off making photos, but at least you have started. You work will get better, you just need to take that first step. Once you start, you can begin your journey towards progress.
I have written about sitting on your work, and I still believe this to be true. When I say start producing work, I mean picking up your camera and taking photos, learning your camera, trying new things. Remember starting new work doesn’t mean you have to show what your making.
I personally have a really hard time letting go and releasing my work. I’m at a point I think that I need to stop controlling everything I do. I need to understand that not everything I make will be great first hand. And that what I show to the world will ultimately become worse than work I will produce in the future. I need to come to terms that this is how we become better, through time. I can’t just pump out a book and say I’m done.
I will never produce anything better than this.
If I have that mindset, I will never progress with my art form.
If you have an idea or passion and don’t know where to begin, just start by making work. No matter how far away you are from your vision of greatness or success, you need to begin making work. Create, produce a lot of work. Its through this struggle that we progress to greatness.