“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” – Aaron Rose -
In my previous professional life I was a teacher and we did professional development many times a year. It was a given to be great at your craft, you must develop it, consciously and with intention. In photography, however, there's a little resistance to admitting to taking classes after you're working as a professional. It feels somehow like admitting that you're not the BEST.
I devoted my February to my own professional development this year and I'm just going to say that I LOVED it. I actually feel like I can't get enough. It isn't a negative and I truly think my clients are going to LOVE it too!
Getting to play and practice new ideas,, getting the chance to FOCUS on my craft for the love of it is freeing and exciting. I get to make NEW images; new to me, new to my body of work and new to my clients.
Risk taking in our art form is how we grow. I'm loving daily practice, risky lighting set ups and the unexpected beauty I'm finding!