“ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham
After battling with my desktop for a week or so, I’ve come to the conclusion that the first step is formatting. she’s been sluggish, REAL sluggish. I’ve ran all my virus/spyware/anything else someone told me to do including my husband, and none of it seemed to do anything. My tiny 500 gig hard drive is almost full, I think it is time to try to fix it. Last night I spent my time uploading my really important ones (family) to my dropbox, and everything else plus those to my external. I was nervous about it this morning. What if I lose a shot I didn’t edit yet that turned out to be awesome?
Then it hit me.
I’ve read the quote before and I loved it. Now it really took hold. Even if I do lose a shot or two, its not my best. It will NEVER be my best. How can I continue to grow as a photographer if I think I already am the best? I’m not, I know I’m not. I will never be, if I ever believe that, someone please smack me. How can we grow as artists if we think that? Sure, I’ve come across some arrogant artists, and I stay far far away from them. I don’t want it to ever rub off on me or what I am. I want to grow, to learn new tricks, see more places, and help more people learn the passion that is photography.
So if I lose a shot? No big deal, for that shot I take tomorrow is going to trump it ten fold.