There are moments in life where you want to write love letters to the world. Where your ideas are stewing beneath your very skin and bubbling up in a way that’s terrifying and exhilarating. Something in your life falls into place, and it feels very right. Where it would be a crime against yourself to not follow your nose.
Recently, I watched a video from photographer Sue Bryce on set with Creative Live, and what she said really resonated with me. She was talking about fear. She spoke about that little voice in your head that’s actually a really big voice and it’s the voice that holds you back. The one that stops you from believing in yourself. The one that stops you from following that feeling, that joy, that rush.
Even if you are not a photographer, I really encourage you to watch this. It doesn’t have anything to due with photography. It something that every single person experiences.
You probably didn’t click on this blog post expecting to hear about this. But when I was sitting on an idea, a big idea, an idea that scared me, I came across this and it helped bring me to a point where I’m working on that project and I am going to bring it to life (and hopefully announce that to everyone in July).
A Fine Art Photography workshop isn’t that idea, but who said I only had to stick to one? I really would love to do one. There is nothing that get’s me more riled up than to talk about photography and the creation of new art. I want everyone to make more.
It also scares the ever living bejesus out of me.
I’m not exactly Miss Public Speaker. Every time I go to write a blog post, I get all choked up on some massive frog in my throat. I totally clam up. I used to sing in high school, and I don’t know how I managed to ever do solos. It’s only gotten worse as time as gone by. And then there’s that little voice in my head.
I’m willing to tell it to shut the hell up.
So, here’s my call to action: if you follow my blog and my work (and I know there’s a good chance that this will get zero response, but what do I have to lose?), and you live in Winnipeg (or feel like a change in scenery for a day [or two]), would you be interested in taking a Fine Art Workshop? And would you be interested in taking that workshop from me?
A day or two full of brainstorming, finding inspiration, a photoshoot (or two), and a very indepth editing session where we take a deep look at creative editing and compositing, how to use stock, how to create your own stock, textures, tips and tricks, learning and exploring.
What do you think?