Sometimes I’m convinced that I’m my own biggest obstacle!
I get so caught up in what I don’t know or can’t do that I forget to be mindful and grateful for the things that I can do.
For example, sometimes when I’ve got my camera in my hands, I get so frustrated because I have a picture in my mind’s eye, and just can’t always seem to make the camera see and capture what I want it to. Like this picture of my Just Like DoubleTree Cookies yesterday…
I was trying to get it to soften around the edges, but no matter what settings or angles I tried, I just couldn’t seem to get it. *Sigh* It wasn’t what I wanted, so I sold myself short.
Just a year ago, I didn’t know what half (or really any) of the buttons on my camera meant or did, and all my pictures were either under or over-exposed or just plain awful. Now I’m shooting most of my pictures on manual.
There are times when I’d take a shot I was really proud of, like these Pink Lemonade Cupcakes.
When Foodgawker turned the picture down, I again doubted myself… I was still proud of the shot, but I was afraid to submit another photo because somewhere deep down inside I wasn’t ready for their rejection again.
I began to focus on what I still didn’t know about food photography and styling instead of seeing just how far I’ve come.
Some days I just have to remind myself that Foodgawker was just about the only thing on the planet that didn’t like those cupcakes! They’re still the most viewed recipe on my blog, and they’ve been pinned and repinned so many times I’ve lost count.
I finally plucked up the courage to submit another photo. And this time, Foodgawker said yes! They accepted this picture of my Biscoff Cupcakes with Biscoff Buttercream…
Sometimes I just need to have a little more faith in myself and stop letting my self-doubt get in the way of my own success!
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