“You are good at taking pictures” people kindly say. And although I thank you all for your kind words, I have a little secret to share.
And the secret is that I’m actually not good at taking pictures. Or at least, I wasn’t. If you do not believe me, you could ask people who have known me for decades, and they would gladly tell you that I am terrible at taking pictures.
But as I’m a stubborn little person, seriously, I’m little. I’m only 5 feet 3 inches tall (164 cms), I don’t quit once I set my mind on something I want.
So, when it comes to taking photos, I see something I like, I adjust the lens and shoot. And if I happen to have my iPod instead of my camera, then I shoot unstoppable. I shoot and shoot until I get a pic that it’s worth something.
Because there is always a shot that can be used. Effort always pays off. And, perseverance beats talent, at least it does in my case.
Also published on Medium.