He sheepishly showed me his images from a recent shoot.
I said: “They’re crap.”
He wasn’t surprised. Relieved I’d say.
Someone finally is telling him the truth.
The first thing you should know about this conversation is that I would never talk to just
anyone that way.
Come right out and say things like “crap”. As if…..:)…You never know who’s feelingz
will be hurt so bad they may never speak to me again, or never recover from the hurtz.
But this dude was different.
I knew him as one of my more committed, eager and brave students.
Key words: committed, eager and brave.
As a matter of fact, I knew he appreciated it. The more honesty, the better.
“Enter your prints in the upcoming BullPen” I told him.
“It was supposed to be this Thursday, but because of scheduling conflicts, we postponed it until next Thursday, October 27th…and you’re invited. We got room left, for now.”
I explained how you not only get valuable feedback from yours truly, but two other world class
photographers Judy Cormier and James Hodgins.
“And, AND, you can win some cash!”
Being open to feedback, taking it in stride and using that info to improve, is, by far, the BEST
strategy for becoming a better photographer.
The best. I stand by that.
“So, what are you going to do about your crappy images?” I urged him on.
“I’m on it. Done….I do want to get better….”
And I told him where to find the information on entering his images.
Even if you don’t want to enter, you can still register for the live webinar and still learn tons!
Yours in photography and success,
P.S. To access thousands of marketing, lighting
and business building strategies for photographers,
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