One thing that I see a lot of on my workshops - is that people get out of their photography what they put into it. Now, I found this today and it made me laugh because this can be applied to everything in photography, work, art and life.
I was talking to a friend the other day and while we were chatting, they had a look at my web site, and went into the Portfolio section. My friend said - 'one thing is very clear - you've worked very hard to get those images'. She was right. If I was honest with myself, I'd admit to knocking myself out trying to get the images I've made over the past 10 years. There's not really been any motivation behind it - except that I felt 'I had to'. I just love it and I can't not make images.
Anyway, I really loved this little video. It's very inspiring.