Scott Bourne quotes in his book 72 Essays on Photography Julia Cameron’s quote “Leap and the net will appear.”
So what does this mean? To me, it means take a calculated risk but a risk no less. I am not certain that my business will profit as those of Jen Rozenbaum and Jasmine Star‘s companies have. I don’t know if I will press a small dent in history as Ansel Adams did with this pieces of art. I do know that with each press of my shutter, every setting I learn in the complex body of my camera, each additional course watched on CreativeLive, every additional segment of my coursework at The New York Institute of Photography that I complete, I am improving. I am learning. I am building my skill set. I am adding equity to my passion and desire to create memories.
More importantly, what is the “net” at the end of my leap?
My net is collectively support from friends and family. It is the sweet compliment tucked underneath a photo of mine. It is another booking in my spiral blue planner. It is a check I deposit at my bank. My net is the cumulative positive events occurring from my bravery and courage to step out of my comfort zone.
I have so much to learn and experience. Time. Time will provide me with the opportunity to grow into my trade. The network of encouragement and motivation has been overwhelming and I am humbled.