I love every single one of these photographs.
I try to keep the text posts to a minimum here because I’d rather communicate visually (and quite frankly, I’m a terrible writer), but I need a moment to vent. I submitted several photos for the chance at a free trip to a photography seminar in CA that focused on the music industry (specifically posing, lighting and the business aspect of the business). While I knew I’d have a very slim chance of being selected, I can’t help but feel disappointed at the knowledge that, while my photos were highly acclaimed by the photographer himself, I wasn’t chosen because the publication I shoot for isn’t big enough. I certainly need help in all areas covered by this seminar, and this would have been the perfect opportunity to really learn something and grow from others’ experiences. I am honored at the kind words offered by the photographer, but I can’t help but feel discouraged (for the moment, at least).
How do you get over career disappointment (or disappointment in general, I suppose)?