Hi everyone, I am so glad you’re here! This story is a personal one for me, and kind of difficult to talk about. But I wanted to share this with you because no matter what business you’re in, we all deal with fear and failure. It’s my hope that this post helps you overcome these things in your work too!
2020 was the first year I took photography from side interest to full-time career.
(Quite the year to launch a business, right?!)
Out of all the wonderful clients I’ve gotten to work with, I had one who wasn’t happy with her gallery of images. And to be honest, I wasn’t happy with them either.
Long story short, I ended up spending a ton of hours editing these photos the first time, retaking them, hiring a photo editor for the second round, and then editing them myself in photoshop.
After all this, I was able to deliver a final product everyone was happy with. But in the end, I’d put in more work and time for these photos than I had for any other shoot, and it was only booked at a ½ hour session.
To say I learned a lot from this experience would be a HUGE understatement.
Some of it is specific to photography ~ like how going forward I’ll book longer sessions when I’m shooting more than one person at a time.
But the most important thing I took away from this is how to get back up after failing, and how to overcome that fear of trying something again after you mess up.
Here’s what I recommend:
Thank you so much for letting me share my story and takeaways on fear and failure with you.
If this was helpful, or if you have another way of dealing with these things, that has worked for you, let me know in the comments!
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