With a hat tip to Seth Godin, I want to mention a simple point today. Validation is overrated. What someone else thinks of you or your work doesn’t have to have a negative impact on your life. Period. Why? Because there can be only one YOU and only YOU can know if your work is true to your own heart. The way to find out whether or not you “have it” is to just do it!
Seth writes often about just doing it. I agree. Don’t wait for permission. That’s the basic premise of Seth’s post. Don’t wait for someone to tell you that your photos are good. Practice, research, go to workshops, take classes, believe in yourself. Improve by study, trial and error and go out there shooting. [read]