The first time I put my work into a group critique, it was ripped apart. My aperture was too wide (f/1.8), the composition had too much negative space, yadayadayada. The rest of the work that was submitted followed all the rules. You know, the ones you read out of the textbook. JPEG straight out of camera, f/5.6, rule of thirds, etc.
I left that meeting with more confidence than ever before. My work was different. And I LOVED it. My style, my composition, everything about it. And I was the only one in the group actually growing my business and brining in money. BECAUSE I was different. Most importantly, I was shooting what I wanted to shoot, finally.
That was the last time I put my work into a group critique. You don’t need someone thats unqualified to tell you how to create art.
Share what you love. And I KNOW that you will find people that love it too. You don’t need everyone to love your work to be successful. Trust me. If you’re looking for REAL critique find someone you look up to and trust to give you proper feedback.⠀
FEATURING EIGHTH MAIN LAST BRAND SHOOT
I used to be so afraid of shooting in Utah after the trees became sticks and ground became frozen mud, but now I have the Blush Door Studio where color has no season. It’s warm. We have two changing rooms. And backdrops for every season.
Shooting for Eighth Main is like hanging out with my best friends. I can’t believe it’s been over two years shooting #kyleeanncommercial with these babes.
photographer | educator + speaker | community builder
Kylee started Kylee Ann Photography 8 years ago, and has since grown from a one woman amateur show to a full associate team. We shoot 50-75 weddings a year, and thrive on kindness and service. After a year of teaching Intro to Photography at the local technical college, she discovered that helping other entrepreneurs create thriving businesses is what fires her up! She hosts semi-annual Kylee Ann Sleepovers all over the US, speak at conferences and teach online courses about running a small business and marketing.