Inspiration vs. Discouragement

The longer I’m on RedBubble, and the longer I continue on my journey as a hobbyist photographer who wants to improve, the more I realize two things:

  • There are some astounding images to be found here, created by some wonderfully skilled and talented photographers.
  • I have a long way to go to match the calibre of those images and the work of the photographers who created them!

Being here inspires me when I am able to see and appreciate so many beautiful images; and being here spurs me on in my journey, motivating me to reach that point where I can be one of “those” photographers that other people admire and look up to. But sometimes, I lose perspective. I forget that I have made progress in my journey, and feel discouraged and tired by how far I have yet to go.

So this mornin…

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