If you’ve been a photographer long enough, there comes a time when realize how little you really know. Or, at least, there should be.
I’ll be the first to speak up. I am not just a lesser photographer. I am the least photographer. I don’t know what I’m doing. There’s no master plan here. I’m just learning from you and writing it down to remember later.
I have no use for photographers who have it all figured out and teach from a expert’s perch. They haven’t done enough listening. They can’t teach you creativity. They can’t teach you into hard work. They can’t teach you the exact process that works for your brain. They can’t teach you what you love about photography.
There are no experts in art, just commerce. The hard work in photography must be done by you alone.
That may sound obvious, but think about the implications to your everyday habits when you put that knowledge into practice.
Think about the time you’ll save when you realize all the lessons your being taught by people like me are nothing compared to the ones you could be teaching yourself by doing the work.