Last week I spent Thursday and Friday struggling to create this welcome video for my new website. Of course I thought I knew it all already. I mean I have a fancy DSLR, I even have a second external Microphone and I am a photographer so I know about stuff like composition, light and all that. Well needless to say I spent Thursday and Friday struggling to get the light right, to get the talent to do what he was supposed to do, I kept looking at myself on camera after each shoot dissatisfied with how I looked (wooden, blank, frowning, needed a hair cut, what am I wearing? ….). After spending Friday running round and round in circles I felt defeated and I was suffering with the curse of perfectionism – I had perfection paralysis and I was ready to give up.
But I decided I would ask a couple of people in a business group I am involved in – The Client Attraction Business School – and they, as usual did not let me down. From Alexis Smith Doty of F22 Video Solutions.com who has this great, simple video tutorial on her website here to all of the how to make a video articles and other resources available on the main Client Attraction website to the others in the Facebook group who encouraged me to let go of perfection and get it out there first then improve it. I re-shot it on Sunday and now its up there. Sure I can see things that are not perfect about it but then if you’re waiting on perfection before getting your work out there you will never get it out there.
The same is true for your photography. If you find you spend time worrying about what others will say about your photography unless its perfect realise that no-one is perfect, you are always evolving and not static. Holding out for perfection will only hold you back, frustrate and slow you down. Implement now and you can improve later! If you would like to sign up for the free gifts mentioned in the video fill in your name and email address HERE!