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January 4, 2018 at 11:58 pm
Hi Rachel, I found your post very helpful. I have had a down time over the last few months but I am ready to start working on my goals for 2018! Will keep this advice in mind. Many Thanks Vicki
January 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm
Good idea Vicki, there will always be roadblocks, it’s how we deal with them that matter 🙂
January 5, 2018 at 2:29 pm
Now that I am tackling my goals for 2018, I am reviewing the video tutorials in Lightroom Magic. Must say I am surprised how quickly I had forgotten how to use some of the tools competently (especially curves) and with this came a loss of confidence . However, as you mentioned above Rachel, being productive and putting into practise what has been learned makes a big difference. After a several hours of revision and applying this to the practice images and my own, I can see I am making progress and feel that buzz of achievement and enthusiasm coming back! Plenty of work to do, but glad to be back on track!
January 5, 2018 at 2:29 am
So great! Consuming content can be a black hole of “I’m not good enough”. I really feel like our style is just in us and with enough work will become evident. But you are right, action leads to producing work leads to confidence and style. Now we just need to remember that! Thank you for you consistent message, much appreciated.
January 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm
You’re welcome Meg. We can all be lead down this rabbit hole, and it’s like building a muscle. With practice and time, it becomes less consuming. I totally agree with you. That’s some killer advice to know right.
January 5, 2018 at 9:02 am
Thank you Rachel for this post, I really needed the motivation! It is so true that just looking at the photos I love and wish I could take can be demotivating and won’t get me to actually take the pics I want if I don’t practice. Btw, I’m in love with the brown and golden mini cakes photo!
January 5, 2018 at 2:01 pm
Thanks Sonia, Caneles have been on my list to shoot in forever. It sure can be, and we all feel it from time to time. Action is where it’s at!
January 7, 2018 at 2:40 am
Thank you for this reminder. I think it’s just so easy to get sidetracked and stuck on scrolling and scrolling through feeds in the name of research or inspiration and forgetting all about taking action! My goals for this year are to actually figure out ways to be constructive with managing my time spent on social media so that I can focus more on practicing and doing, rather than mostly consuming. Great post. 🙂 x
January 18, 2018 at 11:54 am
Great goal Roya, it’s almost an addictive habbit that I have to be better at managing my time that I spend on there!
January 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm
Lovely post Rachel and what an awesome picture of caneles.
January 18, 2018 at 11:55 am
Thank you Shibani!
January 12, 2018 at 3:25 am
Oh my God Rachel!!! You are genius! You are so right! Your post just got me off the Instagram hook. All I’ve been doing lately was spending hours on instagram, looking through tones of work of others and comparing, comparing…. sinking in thoughts like I will never do like that, I will never find my style…I will never… I guess I demotivated myself, spending tones of hours just looking through, which is not only doesn’t help me, moreover it holds me back. It doesn’t let me grow or develop or be a producer. And besides all of this, there are so much content right now out there, so I even can’t say which one is a quality content and which one is not! I think I broke my magic eye?
January 18, 2018 at 11:56 am
You’re so welcome Maria! Glad it got you thinking. Yes it certainly seems to be a volume or quality game. I stand for quality and that’s what I will stick to regardless of the numbers.
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