It's so easy, in a world of perfect pins and Instagram images, to doubt your own abilities as a photographer. It's always so important though, to remember that everyone started as a beginner, everyone has doubted their skill, and with practice you will improve. It's actually quite likely that someone looks at what you can do with your camera and wishes they were that good!
So today, don't doubt yourself, but see if you can make one small improvement and be happy with that!
One of the best things about photography at the moment is that there are so many avenues open to being inspired by the work of others. Instagram provides a constant feed or gorgeous images, delivered straight to your palm wherever you are. There are countless blogs and online photography tutorials with information on how to improve your skills. At the end of the day though, practice is still the best way to improve your own skills.
As a bit of fun, we are starting a weekly photography challenge called 'Shoot, Share, Inspire'. The aim of this challenge is to encourage you to try new techniques with different subjects, to have a place to share your photos, as well as to inspire others and be inspired!
The first week's challenge is 'Jump', and you are welcome to interpret the prompt however you like. You can either share your image to our Facebook page or comment below the weekly challenge post here. Another way to get involved is to tag your photos on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #lilahsnowssi.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Emma Anderson. Creating, learning, growing and taking photos of it all!
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