I follow a lot of photography blogs, including the vlog called The Art of Photography by the very knowledgeable and always insightful Tim Forbes. Recently he posted a video entitled "Fear and Creativity" which obviously struck my interest. He talks about how our experiences when we're young still affect us today and I thought it was certainly worth sharing.
Fear is what keeps us down, and I certainly experience it with my photography. Fear of putting myself out there manifests in a few major ways:
Fear of posting photos because I think people won't like them
Fear of posting more personal insights on my blog for the same reason
Fear of photographing more in the streets cause I think I'll suck
Fear of strongly pursuing photography clients because I feel I'm not good enough
Among others, of course... I'm sure I'm not the only one. Here's to being weird yet unafraid: