I’m SICK of people turning photography or any other type of art (but especially photography in today’s society) into a game or competition of “who is better” or who did what/who got to a spot first or who has this or that. Why bring so much negativity? People commenting on photos, tapping away on their keyboards on the mighty Internet with negative attitudes, putting people down like they themselves have never taken a “bad” photo…Step away from the computer, stop wasting your time and get outside. I’ll bet those people you’re putting down are out actually having FUN taking photos, while you’re sitting at a computer screen making fun of them. Besides, what makes a photo “bad?” Why not be happy and just have FUN being out with friends or even by yourself, taking photos or creating? It’s all about feeling, and it should be something you enjoy for so many reasons.
If you can’t have fun doing it, then you have really lost sight (or never had it in the first place) of the real reason to create. Do what you do, and do it with love and have fun doing it. If you can have fun, you know you’re doing it right! If you have to try and go to war with other artists, photographers, musicians, writers, etc. you should just stop, because that is not wanted in this community, and you’re going to end up losing 100% of the time to someone who truly cares about their craft. Why is this? Because instead of being immature and battling, they’re creating from the soul, while your soul lacks creation, because it’s overflowed with negativity.
If I want to post a damn pointless photo of some smashed computers or some people under a chandelier, I will. I don’t care if they’re great photos or not, they were moments in time that I enjoyed, whether someone else understands or not – it makes me feel good. I don’t need the acceptance of someone carrying around a bunch of negativity anyway.
Creation is NOT a competition!