Who Do You Shoot For?
Who do you shoot for? Do you shoot for yourself and your family? Or do you shoot for your blog? For other photographers?
It’s so easy when you’re starting out to obsess over other photographers work. To wish you were someone else. Don’t. Trust me. Been there. Done that. Don’t waste time comparing your work to that of other photographers. Don’t strive to be like other photographers. Strive to be yourself. To find your own style. Don’t be the next _______ (insert the name of big photographer here). Be you. Shoot what you love. Who you love.
If you are a professional photographer, shoot for your clients. Don’t shoot to get featured on some blog. Tell your clients stories. Put yourself in their shoes. What would you want to remember about your family at that very point in time? 10, 20, 30 years from now they won’t remember what blog their session was featured on. Or how many comments were left on their blog post. But, they will be able to look back at the pictures you took for them and be able to remember the love they were feeling for their family at that time.