Photo by Scott Bourne - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

I have seen many photo forums where people ask: “Who’s a better photographer? This guy or that guy?”

That the wrong question to ask. Photography isn’t about who’s best. It’s about telling the story we’ve each been given to tell. There is only one you. Only you can tell the story that comes from your heart. There’s no better than. There’s just transparency. There’s no best. There’s just heart. There’s no winner. There’s just honesty.

Photography is something you never master (in terms of being the best.) Photography is just something you do – because you have to.

Don’t worry about winning. Worry about being true to yourself. Give everything you have to photography and look for your place in someone’s memories. That’s about as good as it gets. It’s your story. You tell it. Don’t worry about where you end up on the scoreboard. Be an individual. Have your own style. Don’t try to be one of the cool kids. Worry about making a photograph that outlasts you.

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