Do you ever compare yourself?
As I was scrolling through facebook messages today, I got a little sidetracked looking at pictures and posts from other photographers. While I admit that sometimes I do get sidetracked on this social media thing, I don't spend too much time looking at work from other photographers. Mainly because of time and also because I think it is pretty easy to fall into the trap of comparison. Do I love to be inspired? Absolutely! In fact, for me, I love to go immerse myself in the photography department of a bookstore and soak in all the eye candy. So many books from the way other people see the world just gets me. Another way I get inspired is by spending time camping, the beach, and just about anywhere where I can get some quiet. (As a mom of a houseful, I don't get too many quiet moments. ha)
I am not sure why on social media it seems the comparison thing seems to be a bigger deal, but I can tell you that I know I am not the only one, as many photographers have shared the same thing with me. So what do you do when you start feeling that sneaking little comparison bug?
Here are some DO's and DON'TS that I have found helpful:
DON'T . . .
DO . . .