When photography isn’t fun anymore // Accompanied by some really old Instagram shots.
If you were to ask me right this second whether landscape photography was my profession or my hobby I seriously wouldn’t know the answer. While I earn money with weddings or portraits, my landscape work doesn’t really pay my rent. Job? Maybe not. Well, then it must be a hobby, right? Because if it doesn’t bring in a lot of money then it should at least be fun. But what happened when all of a sudden landscape photography is no longer fun? There’s possibility A: you’ve chosen the wrong hobby or B: there are other forces at play. Now I’m pretty sure that photography and especially landscape photography is an important part of my personality and my life – so it’s probably not a bad choice. So what happened that the joy of something so important is lost?
I’ll tell you what happened. The forces at work are called pressure and self-doubt! And even though we’re all exposed to those feelings every once in a while, it’s different when you’re confronted with them every single day simply by picking up your phone and delving into the social media world. A world that is bursting with perfectly curated moments.