With so much talk and buzz about VISION the last few days, I couldn’t help but think about my vision and your vision. What is it that drives you to pursue what you love?
Listening to a podcast with Seth Godin, I saw similarities in what he was describing about being a Linchpin. You can’t be a Linchpin without vision. No one just goes the extra mile or steps outside of themselves for kicks, there is always a vision, a purpose, a reason.
So what’s your vision? What is it that keeps you awake at night wondering how you’ll make it happen? What drives you to spend your free time studying or practicing photography (or any other pursuit)? What nags at you deep in your core that just won’t let go?
That’s what I want to hear about. Let’s talk about that!
Here’s my vision for today… re-reading David duChemin’s amazing book VisionMongers. If you haven’t read it, you should. It’ll inspire, challenge and set you on a course for living out your vision.
Technical Knowledge: Read page 3 in Canon EOS 5D camera manual since that’s my new (previously owned) camera! More on that later, but I have to admit I feel a bit like Pinocchio… “I’m a real boy photographer now.” Not to say the tools are everything because they’re not… as Chase Jarvis says, The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You. And as his iPhone pics can attest, talent goes a long way. But, I was definitely feeling like I had outgrown my camera. Like my hubby always says, “It’s the talent, not the tools.” Regardless of the camera, a talented storyteller and someone with a good eye can take amazing pics.
Images: Looked at images from Emerging Photographers of the Year since I submitted my portfolio to apply for one of the final few spots. Have you submitted your portfolio? What’s stopping you? Never hurts to give it a shot!