I sometimes feel bad that I don’t make better or more exciting photographs. I look at images online or in books and think I really need some help. Yet, other people can look at my images and tell me how much they love them and think they are amazing. So why do I spin into thinking my work lacks something. It is because I get self-conscious about the quality of my work and the value of my work in the field of photography.
I think it is easy to get stuck thinking about why our work isn’t good enough to share, or we share our work and don’t understand why someone else with worse photographs gets more recognition, and we spiral. I think it is easy to let self-doubt creep into our work and keep us from moving forward. We worry about the past, the future, the opinions of people we don’t care about, and as a result, we don’t make our own art. We try to do the work to please others, which won’t be our work.
This week’s podcast is about how our self-conscious and self-doubt can impact our work. We also talk about how being kind, honest, present in the moment and learning to accept that we make mistakes can all help us start to take steps forward again to making meaningful work.
Gear used in podcast
One of the questions I get asked frequently is what sort of equipment do I use to record my podcast. I have used a variety of equipment in the three years that I have been recording, but here is the current list of equipment that I am using. Also as an FYI and full disclosure, the links are affiliate links to Amazon.
Rode Procaster XLR microphone
Rode Boom Arm
Rode PSM Shockmount
All three Rode components as kit
Focusrite Scarlet 2i2
Adobe Audition (part of create cloud subscription)
OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock