Posts tagged Ryan Pfluger
As photographers and creatives, with the world we currently live in, we constantly are putting our work and lives out there for all to see. While there are so many positives to this, people sometimes fail to realize how vulnerable it makes all of us. It leaves room for any individual to trash-talk, belittle, criticize and even make personal judgements on us as individuals. Yes, we have chosen to put our work and lives out to the public which leaves us open to these things, however it doesn’t make it easy to swallow all the time. How often do you see someone hating on a postman, or a waiter, or even a dog walker on the internet in public forums using their full names…. not often, if at all. If you don’t like what an artist is putting out there, and don’t have anything constructive or informative to say, why say it at all. It’s something I’ve never understood. Personally, I’m beyond grateful for the people and clients that support me and what I do. Just being able to inspire one person is completely humbling, and for that, I am thankful. It makes the other stuff drift away. I make a living out of doing what I love, and in the end, that’s all that matters.
Other photographers can’t tell you what equipment you should use, what’s the best lens, what film to use, what you do in photoshop, what’s the best camera, how far away you should be from a subject, what time of day to shoot or what kind of diet you should have to be a better photographer (ok, i made the last one up). Experiment people! Try new things out, rent from a local rental house before you purchase something. Use different kinds of film under different lighting conditions. Find out what works for you. It’s funny that even with digital photography being so prevalent, people still get so nervous to try new things out. The best advice I can give any aspiring photographer who asks any of the above questions, is to try it out. I’m always forcing myself to take that exact advice, solely because being complacent is never a good thing.