So right after I wrote the post about putting up constraints for yourself to increase creativity I had to take my camera to the shop. Nothing major just a repair to the grips on the body of the camera. It was covered under warranty so they sent it back to Canon. The only problem is it will take 4-6 weeks to get it back. I almost didn't let it go but I had to since it was covered. I felt like I just gave away my kidney! I shoot nearly every day with that bad boy and it is currently my only camera body. Letting it go is definitely causing me to focus on other parts of this photography adventure. I feel so restricted taking photos with my little I Pod Touch and I am trying to appreciate this time. I think ultimately it will cause me to be grateful for what I have. One thing I have decided to do to define myself as a photographer is just be me. I have spent way too much time looking at everyone else trying to duplicate what they are doing and way too little time just being myself. I am a blogger and a photography nut so be ready to read more on this blog and my personal one Lospachecos.com and to see more photos posted here and less time on Facebook.
I just finished a book called Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell it was a great book that talks about what it takes to be a success. The outcome is different that what you would think. The conclusion of the author is everyone is on a equal playing field when it comes to success. The ones who are successful aren't innately able, but success comes based on their circumstances, and not only that but their willingness and availability to work hard. On one hand it was a bit depressing if you didn't fall into the exact perfect time to be a pro hockey player, or ween't born in the perfect year to start a company in Sillicon Valley. On the other hand if you are willing to work hard and put in your 10,000 hours you can be a success. I have that willingness and determination with photography. Check out the book Outliers and let me know what you think.
Adam Jacob Pacheco