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Inspiration. It’s not always easy to identify it as that. But that is exactly what this is. Jeremy Cowart is an incredibly successful photographer. He’s a perfect example of what I am working to become. This is one of the images I came across while browsing his website.
This post is very personal, but that’s ok. I’m pretty sure that 99% of photographers (or anyone for that matter) experience similar thoughts. As an “up-and-coming” photographer, it is sometimes difficult for me to see the work of other photographers and not feel some sort of jealousy or think “wow…I’ll never be that good”. I also know that it’s natural for all of us to want to compare ourselves to others. But instead of creating these negative emotions or “comparing”, I’ve learned to channel this knowledge into personal and professional growth. I can only be myself. It does no good to compare myself to others. I know that if I continue to do what I love, learn from my experiences, surround myself with positive thinkers and a great support system, my life will be rich, fulfilling and extremely rewarding.