The Collection - Jay Garces

Stop!

STOP...Look... After a trip to Maui, I found that I had hit a creative rut. I started paying too much attention to the volume of "Likes" and "Thumbs Ups" I was getting. I felt this pressure to keep shooting and worrying about ways to get those numbers up. I hated it. I started to hate sunrises...photography..creating. I'd look at one of my photos, feel good about it, compare it to other photographers..and then hate it. When I finally decided to stop paying attention to the noise, and just enjoy the process of creating...envisioning the shot, adjusting to the environment, and being outside...that rut magically disappeared.

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From Awakening Hawaii