In my milk
Make me feel happy...
That is not really how the song goes, but it will do for now. I am not sure if I have written this before, or not, but I tend to go in cycles about how I feel about my photography. I have short periods of time when I'm way too happy with it, and short periods of time when I have tremendous doubt about anything I make.
I found a defense mechanism to cope with each of these. Ironically, I do the same thing to fix both. I try something new. I try to find an idea to chase that will push me to solve a problem, or is simply just fun. I always discover I have a lot to learn, but I always end up with a picture that is interesting to me.
This weekend I found myself at the "wow, I must be terrible" end of the curve. I spent time looking through the website of a few photographers. I didn't feel like I was any better than them, and I really didn't like anything I saw. I then started wondering how I would feel about my own stuff if it wasn't mine.
I caught myself early, and started thinking about making a picture instead. This is what ended up popping out of that experience. Now I'm back to healthy thoughts about what I do. Its not bad, but, I still have many areas I can improve.