"There is only you and your camera. The limits in your photography are in yourself."
Earlier in the week, I posted the Ernst Haas quote above, and it's been on my mind ever since. There are a lot of you who just can't seem to get off the excuse train. You blame every shortcoming on something outside your control. In fact, in the search for success, you truly act as if your order for accomplishments is on backorder at Amazon.
I don't want this to be a rant, but a wake-up call. My point is your only limits are the ones you keep putting in your head!
I know I'm bordering on a rant, but the truth is, you're part of an amazing industry. I've written this so many times before...with the exception of modern medicine, no career field has given society more than photography. Every day photographers become magicians. They stop time, capture a memory and put intangible moments in people's hands to cherish for a lifetime!
Be proud to be the best artist you can be and let's stop making excuses.
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