A Creative Learning Journey

I subscribe to Splat Photo by Aaron Hockley. His most recent email asks:

Is photography a numbers game? Is it about quantity or quality? Is it better to produce one good image each month or a dozen each week?

That’s a good question. I have been being more selective, publishing fewer, better photos. But I don’t always.

For example, yesterday I posted my first time-lapse video. It isn’t that good, especially in light of the incredible time-lapse videos we see on the web.

So, why would I post it? Maybe for a couple of reasons:

  • I am on a journey of learning. I don’t feel the need to present myself as having arrived. I just want to be moving in the right direction. Trying something new and telling people how I did it is a success for me. I want to learn and have my next one be better.
  • If I will only publish something if it’s better than everything else out there, I’ll never publish. Probably, neither will you. Create. Stick your neck out. Share. Maybe you’ll inspire someone else to try.

How about you? How would you answer Aaron’s question?