Thursday, July 2, 2009

How to motivate yourself?

Sometimes I feel like I wanna give up. I get discouraged and want to quit. I took pictures last night of the kids and there were a bunch that were so good, except for the fact that they were out of focus! I don't know what happened. I tried editing them but I just hate that I have to do that, I want them to be great straight out of the camera. I tried working on my focus this morning before coming to work because I have a photoshoot tonight and I DON'T want those to be blurry too.

Last night was proof too me of why I need to keep practicing and honing my photography skills. I just have the type of personality that wants to be perfect the first time I do something. This probably explains why I am constantly picking up new hobbies and then moving on to something else. I get bummed out when I am not as great as someone who has been doing it for years. If I would just practice, practice, practice I would be able to play the piano, guitar, cello, and violin, I would be a great sewer, cook, photographer. I would weigh 30 lbs less and know how to dance ballet and tap. I am NOT giving up on photography. I still love it tremendously and I know that I can and will get better at it. I just need to keep finding models and practice, practice, practice!

Thank you for reading my motivational speech to myself :-p


Hawk said...

Don't give up. I can't wait to see how much better you get at photography. I'm here for you if you need some encouragement.

kellyn2girls1boy said...

who you taking pictures of tonight? They will turn out really well I know, just stay calm.

Papa and Grandma Cox said...

The photos that I saw last night were good, I guess I did not see the blurry ones ! Keep pushing yourself, there is only one perfect person, The Lord Jesus.

:) said...

We can be so hard on ourselves. You photo's are lovely! Thanks for sharing them with the world.