Three Obstacles to Mastering Your Craft
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[text_block style=”style_1.png” align=”left” font_color=”%23ffffff” bottom_padding=”20px”]I used to get really jumpy about the word “mastery.” It seemed so unattainable. But mastery is no more than gaining control over the tools and concepts of the craft in order to make them do what you need them to do to realize your vision, to make photographs more creatively and with less second-guessing. It’s learning to control the gear and the processes instead of feeling like they control you.
Take a few minutes to watch this first video about three common obstacles to getting on the road towards mastery. I’m hoping it gives you hope that becoming more in control of your tools is possible, and that going deeper is not only possible but is a simpler path than listening to every voice that’s out there; that the path to mastery isn’t complicated but is really a matter of focusing more deeply on fewer things.
In the next two weeks I’ve got two more videos coming about the path to mastering your craft, not so you can be a “master photographer” but so you can become more comfortable and competent and make stronger photographs. I’ll email you as soon as those videos are up. In the meantime, would you let me know, in the comments below, what has been your biggest obstacle to getting closer to mastery or a place where making photographs feels more intuitive? I’d love to have a conversation about this.
For the Love of the Photograph,