The moment you begin finding yourself as an artist is the moment your work becomes real art. It has taken me almost 2 years to define my style and see what type of art I want to create.
I wanted to become the artist that captures true moments and create images that make my client say things like "wow you captured details of my life I never thought I'd want to remember until now" or "The way you captured my family's personality is astonishing!". Now I know that can't always happen, but its the artist I want to be. Everyday i'm learning as a photographer and everyday i'm becoming the photographer I've always dreamed to be. My photos are speaking to me more and hopefully to my clients.
I feel so great about the work i'm creating and the person i'm becoming. But know there will be days of failure. But truly even the greatest artists make mistakes. And man will you make mistakes. There will be days of confusion, wondering things like 'What the hell is spot metering? Why can't I nail WB? How in the mother hell will I ever master back of camera focusing??' But then one day it'll click and you'll be so damn proud of yourself. I promise you. with a lot of hard work, brighter days will come.
Don't give up on your dreams. They can come true. Believe in yourself and work hard. It won't come over night and it sure as hell will not come easy. But it's so damn worth it.