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Being a good photographer or having good contacts?

I had been working as a photographer for years. Knowing all the tricks, acquiring good equipment and finding my style. But I had never been able to exhibit beyond a cafe.

However, in the most important museum of your place, you can see the exhibition of a stranger who does the same things you do. In the same light and style. It may even seem to you that he’s quite a bit worse than you…

Not to mention the world of contests. Whenever someone other than you wins, the prize is a given. Or in the ones where there are popular votes, sure the winner has thousands of followers, there is always the feeling that the world is against you and that others know something you don’t.

I had been working as a photographer for years. Knowing all the tricks, acquiring good equipment and finding my style. But I had never been able to exhibit beyond a cafe.

However, in the most important museum of your place, you can see the exhibition of a stranger who does the same things you do. In the same light and style. It may even seem to you that he’s quite a bit worse than you…

Not to mention the world of contests. Whenever someone other than you wins, the prize is a given. Or in the ones where there are popular votes, sure the winner has thousands of followers, there is always the feeling that the world is against you and that others know something you don’t. And this feeling arouses frustration, rage, and hatred to others in the most extreme cases.

Many people feel like giving it all up. I’m sure these thoughts have rolled around in your head at some time, OR you know someone who has expressed themselves this way…

 to others in the most extreme cases.

Many people feel like giving it all up. I’m sure these thoughts have rolled around in your head at some time, OR you know someone who has expressed themselves this way…

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The easiest thing to do is always to question the merit.

Turning to outside help to try to explain someone else’s success. Something you would never think of if you were the lucky one.

People often forget the work that may be behind everything you see, the hours stolen from sleep and family. The money spent on the learning and of course, the very nature of the person. The artist is born but has to be formed… Envy is one of the most serious of the deadly sins.

The reality of art life

And in the world of photography the only real thing is that you have to work until you drop to get something. And that it may never come. But as long as you can at least eat it doesn’t have to matter.

As long as you think it’s the important thing, of course. The only reality is that if you are really good, professional, you will stay at the top, in the place that others have placed you. 

You have to stop envying others and fight for training, to express yourself on a piece of paper and leave for others the desire to criticize.

No one ever said being a photographer was easy.