Tuesday Tip :: Admitting Your Faults


I’ve been watching Sue Bryce on CreativeLive again and been so inspired as always. One thing that hit me like a baseball bat was discussion about flash versus natural light and adjustments made in the camera.

Sue admitted that she doesn’t use the histograms because she wasn’t a technical photographer. She didn’t need to, because she takes great portraits. She also mentioned that she didn’t use flash because she didn’t know how to use it.

Here is an amazing photographer, someone who people fly around the world to visit and have them make them feel amazing, admitting why she doesn’t use something. That she doesn’t know something.

Why are we so afraid? Afraid to admit we don’t know something. Scared to bare our souls to the world or just a single person.

It’s impossible to know everything and impossible to be perfect at everything. We all know it. We can usually accept it in others. Why do we have such a hard time realizing it in ourselves?

I know that I am weak on my posing and my selling. I accept that I need to practice making my clients move their body so that they look at their absolute best. My old mindset for my photography business was all about capturing the natural moments. This is wonderful…except the images were just okay. No one ended up looking spectacular. Now that I’ve figured out I was making excuses to myself, I’m working on it.

What do you have trouble with? What fault are you hiding from yourself and your clients? What can you do to work on that fault? Want me to help you grow past that?

I am here for you!

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1 Comment on Tuesday Tip :: Admitting Your Faults

  1. Danyel Rogers
    March 21, 2012 at 2:27 pm (6 years ago)

    I would have to agree with you. Posing & sales are both pretty big faults of my own, however WORDS are my very worst fault.

    Blogging, typing up forms or emails….I avoid at all cost. I stumble over words trying to communicate w/ clients on the phone or during a shoot.

    Considering my moto used to be “Emotions & Personality can’t be posed” however as soon as the camera goes up the authentic and natural “pose” someone may do goes completely away once the camera goes up. Now, my Pinterest & research is nothing other than mostly posing.

    I just recently started to do sales. No matter how much I know I’m worth trying to sell it and work the angles is SO rough. Anytime I get uncomfortable my face goes BEAT RED and my mind goes blank.

    Running a business is never easy.


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