Not sucking is worth the effort. Seek out great photography. Devour it, and be suspicious of any undue praise.
Do you know that feeling? The one when you're showing images to someone (perhaps an editor that you were hoping to work with) and you get to that picture, the one that looked perfectly acceptable moments before, but as soon as you show it, you're filled with regret.
For some photographers, Instagram has been a massive success story, allowing them to build a direct audience of hundred of thousands, if not millions, of followers. The direct publishing platform has created fame and opened up monetization possibilities (
I just made my first major trip to NYC, from Portland, OR, to show my portfolio around for a while. Alot of people were very curious to learn how the whole operation works, so I decided to write about the process on my flight back to the West coast last night.