Do You Suffer From the 'Curse' of the Photographer? – Fstoppers

Do you find yourself in a seemingly never-ending cycle of being excited by your work, only to become disenchanted with and disappointed by it when you look back at it later? Maybe you suffer from the “curse of the photographer.”
Coming to you from aows, this introspective video talks about the “curse of the photographer,” namely the inability to ever stay satisfied with one’s work. This can actually be a good thing in some ways. If you are always using your latest work as a baseline from which to improve, always striving to reach the next level of technical aptitude and creative thinking before you reach that next state of temporary satisfaction, then you will always be motivated to improve as a photographer. On the other hand, there is a fine line between using this as a positive push in the right direction and letting it make you feel disillusioned and inadequate as a creative. The truth is that there is no ultimate destination in any creative pursuit; even the best can always stand to improve somehow. Instead, enjoy the journey — your personal journey, that is, for what it is, not what you think it should be relative to others. Check out the video above for the full rundown.
Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.
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Can’t work out if this is supposed to be a parody or not but if serious, maybe step back from photography for a while so you can put things into perspective? It’s just pictures. If it’s causing any negative ripples in your mental health then maybe you shouldn’t be putting so much weight into it?

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