Letting Go of Jealousy as a Photographer
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Letting Go of Jealousy as a Photographer

When I was first starting out as a photographer I obsessed over other photographers’ work. My Facebook and Instagram feeds were flooded with the work of amazing photographers like Jordan Voth , Ben Sasso, Katch Silva , Nessa K, and Dylan Howell . I honestly could not get enough of them! I would save their photos, share them with my other photographer friends, and comment like a total fan girl hoping that those photographers would see me! The issue with this is that as I was starting my own journey in photography, I would go out and shoot and would find myself almost in tears because my work was never as good as those other photographers. My colors were never perfectly like theirs, the light was never the same, and even the scenery was giving me extreme jealousy . I could not stop comparing myself and my work to those other photographers. Jealousy can be such a monster and as a creative, this can be so difficult to overcome. I have talked to several friends and fellow photographers about this exact subject and it seems to be unanimous that we all are affected at some point or another. I […]

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