One of my strongest  instincts as a teacher is to help people figure out what it is they want to say with their photography, and also to help them remember that they aren’t alone – that I always have their back.

Personally, though, I feel completely lost with my own photography at this juncture. I find myself at a fork in the road, without a teacher/mentor to guide me.

That’s the real world, though – right? I used to operate on my own just fine without input from any type of mentor figure. Being in grad school, though, made me grow accustomed to feedback and guidance on a daily basis. I am doing my best to sever my need for feedback from other people, and to begin to rely on myself again.

It’s a slow journey back to the land of the self-sufficient.

Have you ever been in a weird limbo like this?

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Develop Your Photo Habit & Style E-course Giveaway

Don’t forget, you have more chances to win a spot in Nikki’s Develop Your Photo Habit & Style (Session 2) e-course. Comment on any post from Tuesday (9/2) through Monday (9pm EST 9/8) for your chance to expand your visual style, make photography your daily habit, and sharpen your technical skills. One winner will be randomly chosen Monday night and we’ll announce the results Tuesday (9/9). You can find giveaway and e-course details here.