It doesn't really matter what you CAN do, it matters what you WANT to do.
Isn't it funny how sometimes when we hit goals or milestone accomplishments it can feel completely neutral or even empty & disappointing?
You can't fake what actually lights you up within yourself. If you feel confused about what you care about, it'll be made clear by your body's reaction to it.
Ep. 54 "Be Careful What You Get Good At": How to Connect to Your Artistic Vision Under Pressure
Just recently I was submitting photos to an open call and found myself looking through my work for what best felt like the vibe of the host's publication. But what I realized is even if I had been selected and “rewarded” for correctly guessing what they would like best- I wouldn't feel the deep sense of fulfillment that I would if I chose the images that resonate most with my gut. The ones I feel truly proud of.
Have you ever seen or taken photographs that were technically on point but you didn't feel anything from them?
Learning all of the technical tools/processes/strategies of your craft or profession is a massive feat but can all end up feeling like “so what?” in the end.
A pretty picture is just a pretty picture without your heart in it. Without meaning.
In today's episode I'm talking about the importance of being able to connect to your vision under pressure. Sometimes when we lose our calm and let expectation & noise frazzle our nervous system, our ability to see gets compromised.
In situations like this you can become so fixated on finding the “right” light or background that you completely miss the magnificence of the presence in front of you.
How can we trust ourselves to see?
This topic is one that I feel can be an unlock for life- not just in your craft.
I'm currently working on a course for photographers on exactly this: Connecting to your innate vision & finding calm and trust in your ability to see in any circumstance. I believe this will redefine your photographic practice, your confidence, your work, & ultimately lead to deeper fulfillment.
Do you resonate with this? I would LOVE to hear from you. Reach out on IG at @biancaleamorra
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