Are you open to possibilities or stuck in some preconceived rational thought? When you show up and start taking photographs what is going on in your mind? Beginners and committed amateurs feel this undying urge to produce some preconceived master piece. They have seen an amazing photograph, and now want to produce something similar. The masters of art, relax and start with acceptance, they don't have a clue what they are going to do, they just start and see what happens.
"I don’t have a clue. Ideas are simply starting points. I can rarely set them down as they come to my mind. As soon as I start to work, others well up in my pen. To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing… When I find myself facing a blank page, that’s always going through my head. What I capture in spite of myself interests me more than my own ideas."
Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work,”
- Chuck Close