I can be such a dick at times. I can’t help it. I mean well, but stuff comes out of my mouth and before I can edit….boom! Too late. I said it. It’s out there in the universe.
I’m going straight to hell.
Case in point, a few weeks ago, a long time buddy of mine sez this to me, in response to another buddy’s comment about something completely unrelated:“When you grow up Rob you’ll start shooting in RAW too…”
He thought he was being funny by putting me down. You know, sometimes people, friends, do that. It’s all good.
I sarcastically quipped: “I made way more money last year shooting JPG’s… bla bla” The rest matters not. I’m ashamed at what I said. (even though it was true…:)…)
I instantly apologized. I felt bad. I still do. It’s not like me. (actually it is….)
But there’s a nugget of truth in my sentiment.
Don’t start nagging, shaming, pointing out my situation when you are not in the same boat. Fact is, you work full time. And shoot part time. I, on the other hand, work full time as a photographer.
Like they say in Texas… “It ain’t braggin if you can do it.”
I don’t like bragging. It never looks good. Not even humble bragging.
However, there’s something to be said about being able to teach, share, ‘splain and coach photographers BASED ON ACTUAL truth. Meaning, what I do in my studio.
I know. I sounded like a dick. And I apologized about nine times. Sometimes my brain gets away on me.
Another thought that was being thunked during all this was this.
(I thought this, but said it not!)….
“This is why you’re still a part time photographer with a full time job…”
I kept it to myself. I like having friends.
Anywho, I like learning from real photographers, like me, who are in trenches, full time, fighting the good fight and making moolah.
This is why I started a brand new series called the
Photographers Mastermind Collective.
I didn’t have to look far to gather this band of legendary badasses and warriors.
Our first in this series is in the books. Thursday, Feb 20
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