I’ve always been fascinated by the way our minds approach photography (and creating art in general) so when I read this bit of gold from Seth Godin I had to share. He makes the point that “anxiety is nothing but re-experiencing failure in advance”
I know when I first started out that nerves and self doubt were huge barriers to overcome. When I started focusing on the aspects of an upcoming shoot (light, composition, the feel I wanted the shoot to have) I noticed immediate growth. There’s only those two roads you can go down - choosing to live in fear of failure or honing in on what it takes to get better.
There’s no better time to get rid of fear than right now.
P.S. - I’m considering sharing more posts about the psychology of creating and would love your feedback on what I’ve written so feel free to comment below or share this post.