What does it really take to capture beautiful magazine-worthy pictures? That’s the question I will do my best to answer today.
Of course, there’s a lot of elements at play here, like having good light, a great composition, and a good subject, but in this episode, I want to talk about some of the elements that are not spoken much about in the photography industry.
Let’s called it the best-kept secrets to taking better photos.
I often get asked; Christina, how did you get to where you are today?
To be honest, I went through a ton of fears, uncertainties, setbacks, struggles, and failures!
The road to achieving a worthwhile goal is rarely paved with lavender and confetti. Nope, it’s more like big rocks and huge walls to climb.
In order to make it and create your dream life, you got to trust that all the struggles and challenges are not there to STOP you!
Setbacks are NOT a sign that you’re e not good enough!
Frustration, insecurity, rejection, and fear are not signs that you should give up on your dream. They are signs that you are on the right path.
Climb those walls. Move those rocks. Bring your own confetti because you’re going to need it.
I think when we’re willing to say “it is totally normal to be afraid of messing up, it’s totally normal to fail” then failing no longer seems as scary. Acknowledging this feeling is what can push us to try something we wouldn’t normally do.
And if we can take it one step further and realize that our failures can teach us so much more than our successes – that is when we can truly discover the joy and freedom of living life to the fullest. That’s when we’re able to create freely.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned on my entrepreneurial journey, it’s that every day you don’t cheer on yourself and trust your own strength is a sad day. It’s like ignoring and disrespecting all your superpowers and resources.
So when you’re berating yourself or freezing up in fear, take a moment and breathe, shake it off….
Take a moment to give yourself a little bit of grace. Take a moment and recognize all your efforts.
When you acknowledge that it’s okay to be afraid everything gets easier. And then fear is no longer a bad sign, but a feeling you recognize when you’re about to do something great!
Don’t wait for the right moment; don’t wait for things to get easy. Easy will not take you to the top! Easy will not get you the results you desire. YOU can do this! You can make it. But it all starts with you trusting you!