Don’t Forget That Photography Is About Having Fun

p1444974922-4The Internet has been a wonderful thing for photography because now more than ever we are able to show our photos to more than just the people who happen to be looking over our shoulder as we page through a photo album. Our images are often online via social networks like Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter, etc… where friends and family from around the globe can see the images that have special meaning to us. However, the Internet has also been a curse to the self esteem of the developing photographer who has poured his/her soul into a photo that has special meaning to them. You know what I’m talking about – whether it be the insensitive friend or the Internet troll who pierced your heart with crushing comments about a photo you held dear, over time we begin to fear the reaction to clicking that upload or share button. As a result, photography starts to evolve from something we once thought of as fun to something where we start calling our photographs “our work”.  MORE…