Every other food photographer feels like social media pushes an only-your-best-pictures or an all or nothing attitude towards the work they produce. While this is the truth when we build our portfolio and reputation, we as artists should let go of the pressure of creating incredible content over and over again and of having the best and fanciest gear on the market.
More than a tip, this time I just want to share this thought I had while traveling home about enjoying your food photography, having fun while doing it and respecting those who do it just as a hobby, not stressing about figures or profits, number of likes and follows or people commenting on your photos. Whatever your career is, you’ve picked a beautiful hobby, photography has no creative limitations and food is something that brings people together so remember these two when doing food photography.
Enjoy your craft, your passion and your hobby and the rest will come with time and practice. What happened to do things just for fun, just for the love of something. expecting nothing in return?
I love being a professional food photographer, don’t take me wrong. I’m so proud of everything I’ve achieved because of it but primarily I do it because it is fun. My greatest joy comes from producing and sharing my craft.
I’ll get a bit more serious in the next post.
Until next time.
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