Lately, I’ve found myself in the presence of other photographers who I don’t usually mingle with. To be honest, I often feel quite inadequate in the presence of other photographers. Somehow in my mind, all other photographers are far more experienced and technically knowledgeable than me. That’s just how my head works, whether it’s true or not, and is also something I’m consciously working on.
What I’ve found recently with all these interactions, and specifically tonight, is that I’m not alone in these thoughts and feelings. Pretty much every photographer has feelings of inadequacy. Some just seem to be able to control it, or bluff it better than others. And I’m sure this is not unique to the photography industry. Any creative person probably goes through this.
So today’s gratitude goes to the fact that I’m not alone in my insecurities. And that 90% of my insecurities are probably completely unfounded. I clearly still have work to do on valuing my talents, but I’m happy with knowing that it’s not just me.