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Monday, May 7, 2012

It's in those moments of panic at a wedding, or during a portrait session, when you think you can't possibly pull one more creative pose out of your back pocket, or when you're sitting at your desk trying to make the words and pictures flow together for a blog post, that it's most important to keep clicking that shutter button, ("Everybody! Just go stand in a line! Smile!" <--always a good filler for those moments of creative panic) and keep typing the words, even when they feel stilted or dry...because my favorite picture from any shoot usually comes in the last ten frames I take, because my favorite blog posts are the ones that took me days to mull over and I re-wrote 4/5 times, because in the end you'll be glad you kept shooting, kept trying, even when what you were doing didn't look very good.  Because it isn't until you take enough bad pictures that you can really start to understand how to create good pictures.  Because eventually, the pictures and poses and words and stories will be better than you ever thought they could be, all because you didn't quit back when you weren't producing anything you thought very good.

And quite honestly, I wrote this more for me than I did for you...but just so you know--It's worth it, and you can do it :)

Much Love,
Jessica Shae
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19 comments:

  1. such a good reminder. so, so true.

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  2. Thanks for this, it's good to hear again & again that even when I know it :)

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  3. thanks, I needed that. I'm still a novice photographer, and one of my worst problems is setting up poses. I'm usually really thankful for creative subjects who are good at posing themselves, but I do really need to get better at that. :)

    http://trueelegance92.blogspot.com/

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  4. Beautiful reminder! Thank you <3

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  5. This is so true, Jessica. Love it. :)

    {{hugs}}
    ~bree

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  6. So good to hear! And so true. Thanks for writing, girl! :)

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  7. Thank you. I agree, and this was an encouragement. :)

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  8. Very true. Thank you Jessica!

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  9. What a great reminder! Sometimes I get so caught up in only taking perfect pictures, that I end up not taking any at all. Thanks! :)

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  10. I needed this today! good words to hear & be reminded of.

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  11. Thanks you for sharing! I often have that problem too, just for everyday photography!
    Melinda
    P.S. I love your blog! The yellow them is so pretty :)

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  12. Thanks for that encouragement! My goal is for my pictures to look like yours! :)

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  13. thank you so much! my heart needed this today <3

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  14. Such a good reminder. I'm working on creating more intentional photos lately so hopefully, with this in mind, it'll work out for me! :)

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  15. Awesome words, Jessica. Thanks for sharing! <3

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  16. You don't know how much I needed this today. Thanks.

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  17. Thanks for putting my thought into words! Usually I've got all these great poses in my head, and when I'm on the spot...eeehhh...mind blank! ;)

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Jessica Shae