A few steps away from fear

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.”  Seth Godin

Copyright ©Far Away in the Sunshine 2010 – 2020

It might not seem much to anyone else except me, but lately, I have been taking decisive steps to embrace my fear and do what scares me most. Joining an online class, for example, has always scared me. Fear of not being good enough, I guess?

Embracing my fear, I registered for this class, paid and got started. It’s only been a few days. I am learning a lot. It is quite encouraging and forces me to explore the more advanced abilities of my camera. The fun part is learning to use my camera the way it needs to be used. Doing this, I also train my eye differently.

Sharing my work online (private FB group) even when it is not satisfactory to me is a way to build the inner spine needed to be strong enough to show myself. I’m a bit of a perfectionist at times; it needs to go. I refuse to be paralyzed by my inner critic!

Learning is happening, which is what matters now. I will get better.

The December calendar photo I posted for today has been taken indoors next to a window and with a flash. It was fun getting to understand how the light plays and reflects on the chosen object. I would have never even tried flash indoors, as I feel everything it touches looks cold. This photo is close to reality. I need to keep practising, of course.

What a fun experiment it was.

As a result, I learned to let go of my preconceived notions and to embrace new ways of doing. Stepping into the unknown is unnerving and brings fun discoveries. This is the courage I was referring to at the beginning of this post; when you don’t know where you’re going but still continue.

I am also taking part in a 365 days photo challenge on Instagram. The weather was stunning. Walking, camera in hand, reminded me of how much I missed it all.

P.S: I am now going to blog on Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. Hope you come visit ❤

12 comments

  1. So cool! I should do this too. I really only know how to use the macro on my camera, ha! 😀 I love tiny things so I took the time to learn, but everything else is just a bit lackluster. Excited to follow your thoughts and progress. 🙂

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  2. I’m excited for you! Keep us posted! When I clicked on the class link, it went to an iPhone photography login page. Is this photography with your iPhone? Or is it with a regular camera? We have a 35 mm camera that we still have not learned how to operate fully. We are both hoping to do something about that soon. Would love to know more about this class. Thanks!

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