My photography skills isn’t that bad. Or is it?
I was trying to help take photos for an acquaintance and her friends at impromptu. She didn’t have a phone with her at that moment so she asked me to use my new phone, which I didn’t get used to so I just snapped the button randomly and spammed it.
*not posting the real blurred photos to protect the identity of the person.
Most of the pictures turned out blurry, and didn’t look great even. Out of 10 photos, only three look clear, still, the pose was awkward or weird.
After reviewing the photos, she told me bad I was at taking photos which I thought I was so good at.
It was disappointing to have taken blurry shots because it’s hard to retake a good moment together.
I did a better one after that, focusing and taking my time to ensure the picture was clear and looking good.
Looking at the positive of the story, I learned a valuable lesson.
It’s good to try to hone your skills in anything that you do. It can be a skill like cooking, drawing or even communicating.
Imagine Chef Ramsey cursing you in the kitchen for not doing it right.
Imagine getting your piece rejected
Imagine getting ignored by the girl or guy you tried to talk to.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and take our errors and criticism into room for improvement.
It doesn’t help me be a pro at what I’m lacking at after one try, but it does help me be more conscious about what I’m doing and tells me to do something about it.
I have to improve because if I don’t do it, I’m gonna go nowhere. There is no way I’m gonna improve by having someone else do it for me.
Do you have something you need to improve on? How are doing something about it? Share it with me in the comments.