Trusting myself to see.

When out at a photo meetup I often feel pressured to perform.  Everyone’s out finding their shots and the game is on.  It always seems that these times are the toughest, creatively.  When I’m on my own and relaxed I don’t seem to have too much trouble seeing.  The same holds true even in crowded places, as long as there aren’t many other photographers.  It’s the times when I’m with a group of us, all quietly clicking away.

A few weeks ago when downtown with some other photographer friends I got to thinking about this and decided I needed to stop worrying.  I pull shots out of nowhere when I’m on my own, why should it be any different when with other photographers.  I needed to trust that the same eye and intuition that gets me shots in my yard is the same eye downtown, or at the circus, or the dance theatre…