I recently attended one of my  photographer friends first photography exhibit and opening reception.

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The show focused on her travel and street photography.

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After the opening reception she held a short slide show and talked about why she loves photography and how she has grown as a photographer.

Lynn (the artist) showed her very first image and how she has progressed to the level she is at today. She talked about making mistakes and how every image doesn’t have to be perfect, thats part of the creative process.

As I sat there reflecting back on my first days with a camera, it reminded me of all the mistakes and “bad” images I have captured in my career and where I am today.

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(one of my favorite images, that is actually a mistake)

I still make mistakes and produce “unworthy” images, and to be honest…I’m Ok with that.

In making mistakes we learn from them and how we can better ourselves to grow into the artist and ultimately the  creative person we want to be.

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Thank you for reading

Tom

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