Strive for Progress, Not Perfection

"Strive for Progress. Not perfection"

 

I've always been in love with photography. Starting in middle school I wanted to take pictures of anything and everything. I think it started after my first trip to Hawaii in 5th grade. I was so awestruck by the different sights I was seeing that I wanted to capture what my eyes saw and share it with others. For awhile, I was using my mom's camera until finally my 8th grade year she bought me my own camera. From there my love for photography, seeing new sites, and blogging began! I have gone from multiple point and shoot cameras to finally a DSLR and SLR. My passion for photography has only grown but my ability to grow within it has been limited by my insecurities. Recently, I have realized that I can't get perfection right away and instead I need to strive for progress. So when my Auntie hit me up to do a photoshoot of her daughter in her hula costumes I was hesitant for a while. Until finally I attended Socality Live San Diego where I met a bunch of talented creative individuals and heard this quote...

"It takes 10,000 hours to master your craft. So you better get started!"

This quote spoke to me and directly after I texted my Auntie and said "you know what I'll take you up on that offer! I need practice" So one Friday evening we met up at my favorite beach in San Diego called Windansea. I was extremely nervous! I kept telling her "I'm no professional. So don't expect anything crazy!" Again, I was doubting my ability...but I surprised myself. I'm not saying these pictures are amazing, but they surpassed the low expectations I had of myself. It was a successful step in making progress and 2 hours out of those 10,000 at mastering my craft. So check out some of the pictures...

Btw, this is Maline(my cousin) and she is beautiful! Don't you think? (: