In my last post, I discussed how much fun I had creating this image.  Once I created it,

I was ready to share it with the “world”.

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This sharing started with my husband.  He commented that it was o.k., but he really likes my “real stuff”.  He likes the photographs that realistically convey the scene as it was when we visited.

I then shared it with my mother.  She gave me a great critique and said there were too many two’s in the image.  Threes are a much more pleasing number.  Using this information, I tried again and came up with this.

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I haven’t yet decided which I prefer.  Which do you prefer?

Once I shared with family, it was time to put it out there on social media.  What I have found in the past, is that often my favorite images are not the ones that are liked by others.  The more far out things are, the more I seem to like them.  The more I can take an image and make it somehow more my own, the more I enjoy it.  I have found Adobe Photoshop to be an excellent tool in allowing me to do this.

When you are creating, it is very important to follow your vision and create what makes you happy, not what will make others happy.  It is the only way you will be able to create art that expresses the world in the way you see it.  It enables you to put your personal stamp on what you create.

Don’t let others’ opinions keep you from creating art that makes you happy.  I so appreciate my husband.  He is one of the three people on Earth who support my art 100 percent.  He will get up at two o’clock in the morning to drive me to a great sunrise location in time to see the sun come up.  He will carry my gear:).  I also know what style he likes and will appreciate.  I do not, however, stop creating the other types of image because he doesn’t like a certain style.

So…pay attention to what others like in your work, listen and grow from critique, but always stay true to yourself in your image making.

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

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