Hit a wall, feel like you plateaued, or just not sure where to go?
These are all common problems that affect us all. Whether you are a life long artist or just getting your start with a camera, finding direction is not always easy. Two weeks ago a reader sent me a quick email. It was self explanatory and you might have experienced the same feelings at some point. In fact you might be feeling it now…and that is ok.
- Do my pictures all look the same? (same lighting, same composition, same types of subjects)
- Do I feel like I have story to tell, but just can’t get it into the pictures?
- Does it always feel like I’m waiting for something interesting to happen in front of the lens, but nothing does?
- Do other people’s pictures excite me more than my own?
- What do I want to do with my pictures? Am I doing it?
- Do I think that the thing holding me back is a piece of gear?
One of the purposes of photography is sharing…it is a social practice. It does not need a million likes on Instagram to be successful, but humans like to share pictures. It appears to be in our DNA. So why not share something that is truly authentic to yourself.
When Pierre and I discussed his questions and areas he wanted to improve, it became clear what he needed to do. We set out a plan, which he immediately felt kicked him into gear. We agreed to reconnect in two months, once he’s had a chance to shoot some new material. And this is what Pierre had to say, in his own words.
Thank you very much for your time the other day. I realize that only one hour of your One on One is not really cost effective for you, but it has made a massive impact on me. One hour over the phone accomplished more than I figured out in months! I should have done this earlier!
Feel free to post this on your feedback page, and to anybody reading and wondering if the benefits justify the cost. Let me assure you that Adam’s knowledge is phenomenal and definitely worth it. The questions I had were not what I would expect Adam to deal with on regular basis but he still managed to provide meaningful advice and directions. It is a true testament to his knowledge and guidance skills.
If you are in a bit of a rut and want to set up 2016 to be one of your best photography years yet, drop me a line and we can set out a plan for you too! firstname.lastname@example.org