What do you need to make better images? You don’t need a fancier camera (truly - you can make amazing images with a camera made out of an oatmeal box). You don’t need to take another Lightroom class. You don’t need to understand hyperfocal distance (seriously).
When we believe we need all this, that we can’t be artists until we have it all dialed in - that takes our power away. Because, our hearts and souls aren’t in the equation when it’s all about gear and technique, you know?
I hear a lot of photographers talk about how bad they feel about their gear, how inadequate they feel about their skills, how they don’t measure up to Photoshop pros with more expensive kits.
It breaks my heart because I know these things are a TINY part of what it really means to be an artist. Tiny.
It’s transformative to take a deep breath and let go of all this so we can focus on the things that really matter. The important stuff: the people and places we love in the world, the experiences that make us laugh and cry and jump with delight, the things that connect us more deeply to life, love, and the human experience. The things that bring us home to ourselves.
That’s the good stuff.
When we focus our energies there, that’s when we start making images that really go above and beyond.
So, it starts with you. It’s about who you are - what you bring to the table as an artist. You already have access to that. It’s just a matter of digging deep, looking inside with an open, honest heart, and making images that reflect what you find there.
If you’re ready to let go of the distractions and develop a more intimate, nourishing relationship with your art, join me in my e-course Candela: Finding Inspiration Through Photography. It starts tomorrow. Candela is six full weeks of guidance, support, and conversation (and lots of gorgeous images!). It’s so much fun, and I can’t wait for it to start!
Learn more and sign up here.
We’re going to reclaim our artistry and start making images that light us up inside. Would love you to join me!