Becoming a Confident Photographer

Recently stumbled upon an old dps post that was a good reminder:

“7 Steps to Becoming a Confident Photographer: A Beginners Guide”

The 7 Steps Natalie identifies are:

1.  Keep a Notebook

2.  Shoot frequently

3.  Shoot in different conditions

4.  Set Goals

5.  Read

6.  Ask Questions

7.  Change Your Perspective

Go read the entire post :)  Its an inspirational find!

My biggest tip for confidence?  Aside from the essentials of practice-practice-practice, and expose yourself to great work of others for inspiration?


Be positive about everything.
Be positive during your shoot–it builds confidence in you and your subjects.
Be positive as you edit, you’ll be looking for the good points.
Be positive while you look at the work of others–it helps you find inspiration and invites good karma.
Be positive about your potential.  It will literally be a prophecy if you put in the work.
Be positive to yourself.  Too often the thing that holds us back the most–is our own doubts, self-criticisms, and excuses.
Being positive builds confidence, builds faith in oneself, and finds solutions to problems and obstacles.

Please join the discussion!

What do YOU do to build your confidence?


Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah.  Being positive is her mantra, but all good things require exerted effort.  Its hard to be positive when you’re overwhelmed, behind, imbalanced, sick, hungry, tired, overworked, and meet with life’s challenges.  But… though the effort is tough at times– it is worth the cost.  And eating some lunch and taking a nap always works wonders :)

Brooke teaches private photography lessons , online photography classes, as well as seasonal photography classes in Logan, Utah.

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