I am nervous that someone will walk in, look at my work and say “I could have done that!”
Congratulations. As I was hanging my first show, a lady came in an bought one of my "masterpieces". She said "The red in the photo matches my sofa." Bottom line: When somebody says something stupid about your photos, just smile.
Laura: it's an accomplishment; you should not feel unworthy.
I think that all the time. Photography, art, music. Then I try... Nice work!
Pluck up and admit that someone thought positively enough of your work to hang it on a wall.
Maybe the other person could have taken the shot, but they did not and they are not on the wall.
Being overly modest is not a plus. Realistic modesty is the place to be. Don't brag. But, say to yourself,
"I am pretty damn good, or at least good enough". If others want to be on the wall, let them take the damn shot and have the guts to hang it up.
Unless you're showing humongous mural style scenes... (
Everybody who has a cellphone? I don't think so.
While it takes courage to exhibit your work, it is more important that you shared the beauty you were able to find through the lens.
Very nice, I wish I could do that !!
Congrats. Don't worry about what others say. Yes, some might say "I could do that" but the fact is, they didn't.
. . . . I am patting myself on the back just because I had the nerve to put myself out there! :)
Putting yourself out there is something every photographer needs to do if they want to know if their message is getting through. Good on you for going ahead!
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I have my first pop-up show in a small local art gallery! I don’t feel worthy and I’m probably not. Of course, I am nervous that someone will walk in, look at my work and say “I could have done that!” But it is what it is. I am patting myself on the back just because I had the nerve to put myself out there! :)
You have brass, way to go
Congratulations, Laura! I am a musician (theatre organist), and I heard a world-class friend give this criticism, "Not better, nor worse! Just different"! Don't worry about those who would put your work "in a box"! Just do what you like, and what you're good at! In this big, wide world, there will be many who will like your work! GO FOR IT!
Be prepared! Someone will want to purchase your work. Looks great, by the way.
Happy for You!!! Nice Going!!! Enjoy!!!