If you begin to compare your photography to others, you can slide down a slippery slope of self doubt. The slope is lined with composition tips, processing methods, lens choices, and apertures.
The beauty of photography is the uniqueness to you. The moment you click the button, from an angle that no one but you can see. Yes. Someone could stand in the same spot once you are done. Maybe they can even use the settings you use and perhaps even your camera. But it won't be your moment. that is reserved for you. Uniquely and amazingly yours.
For several years I've wanted to share my photography through a gallery show. I've wanted to walk into a space surrounded by my moments, sharing them with the world. Surrounding others with the bits and pieces that have moved me.
I've been too afraid. Too fearful that others will look at them and not find them focused, or well composed, or interesting, or... You can finish that list with so many reasons. But if I come back to the moment, remind myself of my uniqueness, I find courage.
And then opportunity arrived.
I'll be sharing my photos this Sunday. Not in a gallery, but in a garden setting surrounded by great music and wonderful people. All for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a cause so dear to me.
Are you interested in seeing a few of the photos I'll be showing?