Whether hobbyists or professionals, we all became photographers because we enjoy the process of creating images and sharing them with the world. But often, somewhere along the way, things go awry, and we end up unsatisfied and/or unhappy with the pursuit, sometimes turning our back on it altogether. If you find yourself in that place, this awesome video essay discusses how to make yourself a happier photographer.
Coming to you from Justin Mott, this excellent video essay discusses how to become a happier photographer. Though it really is a personal thing that varies from person to person, by far, the best thing I ever did was stepping back from social media a bit. No doubt, platforms like Instagram are often a legitimate business tool for photographers that may require your time and attention, but they can also be very toxic places, where you deal with trolls, constantly chase trends that undermine your original creative impulses, and become beholden to ultimately meaningless things such as like counts. Make sure that at the end of the day, you are creating for you (particularly if you are a hobbyist and not creating work for paying customers). Check out the video above for the full rundown from Mott.