I’ve mentioned this a few times before. Learning to use my camera in manual mode was on my 30 Before Thirty list, and it’s something that I’ve continued to work on. I can take a decent photo, and I’m probably better than the average amateur, but am I where I want to be with my photography? Definitely not.
I love Ira Glass’ take on persistence and creative work. It’s something that I’ve kept in mind as I work on improving my skills.
“…most everybody I know who does interesting, creative work, they went through a phase of years where they had really good taste and they could tell what they were making wasn’t as good as they wanted it to be.”
“…it’s only by going through a volume of work that you’re actually going to catch up and close that gap.”
So that’s what I’m doing. I’m currently working on my 4-6 Weeks Project (a daily photograph), and I’ll continue to challenge myself after that. Persistence is good.
Can you identify? What are you working on becoming better at?