Do you really need talent to succeed in photography? Talent, and only talent?
Besides, what is talent….really?
Here’s my two cents: Talent isn’t some God-given skill that comes easily and naturally.
At least not for the vast majority of us’em mere mortals.
Sure, some folks are ‘gifted’ rare exceptions, but most of us, and even the very gifted for that matter, still need the essential ingredients.
I’ve listed some here:
*passion: love of the game
*desire and ambition
*good selling skills
Combine these, and create a vision that you truly desire, and work your buns off, and you will bring forth a bounty. Even if you ain’t that great a photographer.
Add a dynamic product to the mix, and you really don’t need the ‘gift’, or a ‘god given talent’, to create some outstanding images.
I love this quote:
‘Talent is the intelligent application of energy towards an understood goal.’
In other words… you set a goal for yourself that you totally understand, and then apply all your energy intelligently towards reaching your goal.”
Quoting Charlie Chaplin: “Having a talent is worthless unless you know what to do with it.”
Here’s another quote from Charlie Chaplin:
“I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s thetruth.”
Interesting isn’t it?
So, the conclusion might me that talent isn’t what DRIVES the goals and ambitions. Sometimes it’s the desire for financial success, sometimes it’s the love of the game, or fame, or whatever.
As long as we are moving towards OUR goal, OUR vision, without excuses, then we will get there, and the ART will
GROW……I know. It happened to me.
Yours in success, prosperity and art,
Robert N. Provencher – Your Master Coach Marketer
“If you want to be a profitable and successful photographer, then study profitable and successful photographers.”