Have you ever faced a crisis of belief while walking the path of a dream?
That’s kind of where I am right now. These last couple weeks have left me questioning. I have been left wondering if I have what it takes to be a photographer.
Photography is hard work. I have always said it is blood, sweat, and tears. You’ll work long hours to build a craft. The encouragement you need won’t always be there. Thankfully, I have a wonderful blog community to fill this need. You guys really breathe life into me.
Being a photographer is more than having the fanciest camera you can afford. Having a really expensive camera doesn’t qualify you to be a photographer any more than having a mid-range camera disqualifies you. Tools are great…
BUT it is about what you are willing to work and fight for. You’ll fight, not with others, but with yourself as you claw your way through the next level of understanding the art. There will be loads of self-doubt. There will be moments of wanting to give up, but being told you have more grit than that. Never expect it to come easily. Never expect to put little in and get a lot back. It’s vision. It’s dream. It’s light. It’s composition. It’s storytelling! It’s reaching down deep inside you to create.
You’ll wonder if it is worth the tears…and I have shed plenty. I’m realizing that I cry because this means something to me. It really does. My blog means something to me. It is hard work, too.
I keep coming back because I need these creative places, even when they hurt. Even if no one notices. Even if no one cares. If I never make another dollar, this is worth my time. If nothing else it is a legacy for my children.
Therefore, I will continue…step by step…Little by Little. This is the place I document the journey.