A Reminder of Who Decides Your Photos Are Good

It's easier than ever to get feedback on your photos (whether you like it or not), but the degree to which you internalize that feedback and how you incorporate it is something you should consider to ensure you're being true to your artistic self.

Coming to you from Pierre T. Lambert, this great video should inspire you to think about who you create your photos and videos for and where your priorities lie. The thing that sometimes bothers me is that people start to push their aesthetic away from their own internal artistic impulses and toward whatever the prevailing trend is at the time, which in turn censors individuality and gives rise to lots of similar works. Of course, if you're creating work for money, you need to pay attention to what sells for you and develop that to help further your business, but when it comes to personal work, it's important to remember that while you can (and often should) ask for the opinions of others, you make the final decision on if you're satisfied with what you've created. In particular, be careful to separate evaluations of your technical proficiency from your evaluations of your artistic ability. Check out the video above for more. 

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6 Comments

Felix Wu's picture

Great message.

Geoff Thompson's picture

Spot on Alex and Pierre!

Pierre T. Lambert's picture

Thanks for sharing Alex!! :)