A Lesson in Humility

I have brazenly stolen the title of this blog piece from another blog that I read – to remind me what photography is all about, and how we (as photographers) sometimes forget that a lot of the images we take can be  mostly due to the actions of others.

When we go out as a group – we have to remember that sometimes it was one person who organised the trip, and without them we didn’t get to do the shoot. It was maybe a different person who drove  you there, and yet another who suggested that rather good lunch in a cafe / pub.

There are the mentors, the friends, the people who just encourage you – the ones who are there for you no matter what.  The ones who don’t always tell you that your photographs are ‘amazing’, but actually tell you to get a grip, and realise you’re not as good as maybe you think you are.

Plus the ones who tell you that you ARE in fact better than you think you are, and push you on your way.

These then are all the people I want to thank for my photographic trip through 2018:-  I can’t name all of them, and besides if I forgot one name, I’d be eating more humble pie than I could comfortably consume – but I’m sure you know who you are.

So….. to all my family (they have to come first after all), the friends, the mentors, the groups, the naggers, the pushers.  The drivers, cafe finders, sweet suppliers, makers of phone calls, companions, and supporters.  Models, make up artists, dressers and lighters.  The photoshop gurus, lightroom experts, camera tutors and computer experts.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Without you I couldn’t be the photographer person I am today.  I certainly wouldn’t have achieved as much as I did during 2018.

So, as this year comes to a close – remember that without family, friends and naggers behind you – the world would be a pretty dire place.

Take care everyone, and enjoy 2019…. because it’s coming, whether you are ready or not……

I’m ending with probably one of my favourite images taken this year. One that helped me achieve my ARPS in October.

See you on the other side……..

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Author: Diane Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3* - D Seddon Photography

I am a retired freelance photographer, based in Louth, Lincolnshire.

7 thoughts on “A Lesson in Humility”

  1. Another honest and well written post. Sorry I was late with this comment, must have missed it, I wont miss any more as I’ve subscribed now to get email notifications of any new posts from you.

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  2. Another excellent and “to the point” posting Diane and a lovely picture from you. Amongst other things it reminds me of words taken from a song by late 60s band Spooky Tooth – “It’s all about a roundabout, some swing in and some swing out, some just slip and fall, some don’t swing at all.” …….. The story of life, I guess. Love your creativity, very well done and here’s to more success in 2019 …. HNY19 ~ Bob [& Carole]

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  3. Thank you Diane for wonderful friendship, support and encouragement on all things photographic and being such a damn fine human being all round. Look forward to seeing you in 2019 and creating something special with our cameras.
    Steve

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    1. I’m blushing! Thanks Steve, you are a damn fine individual yourself. Thanks for all your help this year…. xx

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