Why are you taking pictures? Who are you taking pictures for? Why do you post your photos?
Think about it for a moment... or two.
Do you take pictures so that you can get Instagram Likes? Facebook Comments? Are you shooting to please others or are you shooting to please yourself? Is it a competition?
Do you try to get every photo perfect? Do you just want to capture the moment?
If you are trying to please only other people with your photography, you are setting yourself up for a letdown. If you are only posting photos to get comments and likes, you may end up disappointed. If you take photos for you, it might surprise you to find that others like them too.
What if... you take photos to only please yourself? What if... you don't compare? What if... you don't monitor likes and comments? What if?
Very few of us will be National Geographic photographers and have award-winning photos. We might win a competition or get published, and that's great... but is that the goal?
This month as you take your photos, don't think about how others might receive them. Take them for making yourself happy.
Don't worry if your bird photos aren't as crisp as others. If you want to capture that bird, you do it.
Don't worry if your kids don't look as if they stepped out of a magazine or catalog. Capture the moments.
Don't worry if your landscape doesn't have the sunburst or the smooth water. Capture the scene to remember.
Shoot for yourself. Enjoy capturing the moments. Don't compare.
What is your "why"?