What's it really matter anyway?

Tonight, after coming home from a local Christmas special (where there were tons of people with better cameras than mine – yes, I was drooling) but it was then that I was thinking, that is the thought crossed my mind (as it often does) what’s the point in MY taking pictures,anyway… really. There’s always gonna be somebody out there better than me. Someone with more training and better equipment.Why should I invest all that time and effort in trying to and in wanting to improve my craft, buying books, studying, going to conference after teaching seminar, reading endless Mark German articles (lol Mark), when there’s always some Andy Warhol out there better than me (ok, I know his medium was different, stay with me here)…So, where was I, ok so there’s a world full of Alain Briots out there, right? I mean sites like RB are full of just awesome art (ie. Sam Samantha, Ma9rk, Teresa Zieba, Catinpmeow, Crispin Gardner, Linifer and many others). The question that haunts me from time to time is this: What’s my petty contribution to this spinning ball of dirt going to matter in the end anyway?

The point is, friend, that each of us does matter.

What’s the difference between me and Alain Briot, I mean he’s got a camera, I’ve got a camera. We both push the same button (granted his model costs thousands more than mine, but that’s beside the point).What makes Alain so special? How come he gets hundreds of dollars for just one print (that he sells thousands of) when I haven’t so much as sold one card in 6 plus months on Redbubble? Honestly. Ashamedly to say, but honestly.The point is friend, is that each one of us has a perspective. And that viewpoint, that perspective means somthing in the bigger scheme of life. Sure some of us have more training than others, sure some are luckier to have a Mark III when others have to settle with a cell-phone camera. I have shots on flicker.com I shot with my Z525, but since then I upgraded to a Sony H1 and I graduated to Redbubble.com.The key issue is, is our desire to capture, to shoot, to make life stand still for all time. The ever elusive hunt for that perfect sunset or just-right moment in a baby’s first steps.We each have a burning desire (ok some peoples desire to shoot is more like a match flicker than a forest fire) but what I’m saying is that WHAT WE EACH SEE is important TO US and therefore it’s important period.So I’ll keep shooting things that I find interesting and at the same time I’ll keep reading Mark German’s articles to find ways to improve my skill as a photographer. And maybe someday I’ll be the Michael Grecco that somebody else looks up to.

The bottom line is keep shooting and keep pressing onward and upward to get better at what we all love to do.

Running with the rest of you on this big ball of dirt…

What's it really matter anyway?


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Have you ever felt like, “What’s the point of all this insaneness anyway?”

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