I thought I’d look through my own blog and try to see it objectively. I know it’s pretty much an impossible feat, but I tried it. I didn’t succeed; what I did realize is that I seem like the happiest, luckiest, most blessed photographer in the world. Almost every post I write is about how fun a shoot is or how nice a new client is. There’s truth in that- I have great clients & we really do have fun on our shoots, but my job isn’t always all bells and whistles. I get stressed, I get frustrated, I get annoyed, I take bad photos, I say something stupid, I forget things… I’m like everyone else, but I just don’t share all of that. My struggle with social media is that we all often paint such a pretty picture. There’s a very small part of me that wants to post all my bad photos & all my frustrating conversations and experiences. Very rarely do we see that in any form of social networking/media unless it’s anonymous. Be it Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etc- negativity (other than complaining) rarely surfaces. The internet is Pleasantville.
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