I stumbled across this article at FeatureShoot.com where they asked 17 photographers the biggest lesson they’ve learned in their photography career. It got me thinking what my answer would be…
“When I speak at Hallmark to students, I try to express that admiration of others is a beautiful aspect to our inspirations. However, if you’re going to ride coattails, really get to know the gut of the person, wearing the coat!” – Melissa Mullen
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from the article:
“Don’t be afraid to take risks or to get it wrong sometimes, your successes and your failures are equally valuable.” – Jamie Diamond
“I’m learning more and more to just stay true to yourself. This might sound like common sense, but I think being a good person goes a long way in this industry. Photography is based around relationships, it’s all about who you know and who knows you. People want to work with people they enjoy being around.” – Ricky Rhodes
“Be patient, persistent and stick to your true work/vision/say. Work hard and learn from others, and yet do things my own way.” – Elinor Carucci
Regardless of your career, what would your answer be? Let me know!