Let me start by saying that I am not a professional, and I’m well aware that my movement towards to success is an ongoing process that is (hopefully) in the early stages of even bigger things to come. That being said, I think it’s a good idea to reflect on my last year or so of growth.
Back in 2018, 2019, and the first half of 2020, I spent the majority of my time, as many other aspiring photographers do, on the ‘photography’ side of the internet. I primarily shared my work with other photographers in the hopes of getting both constructive and positive feedback from both my peers, and professionals alike. My hope was that if I got enough attention from other photographers, it would somehow lead to some kind of success ( I know, some real ‘Underpants Gnomes’ logic there). While it did help me grow as a photographer, lead to a few more followers on social media, a few more people to follow myself, and a few new photography buddies to talk shop with, it never lead to the kind of success I’d been hoping for.