It’s just that simple. As humans, it is in our nature to tap into our pool of knowledge as we try to familiarize ourselves with new experiences. I’ve never snow boarded, but I’ve skated. I won’t use Instagram cause I’m a professional photographer.
It is this type of thinking that prevents us from any kind of progression.
Yes, snowboarding and skating are within the board family, but offer totally different experiences. And while you’re a professional photographer what’s wrong with opening up to a new platform, if not to learn, a little exposure will only add growth to your brand.
We must remember that learning doesn’t end when school ends, it ends when we end. The person who knows everything, will not listen to anything. Therefore they know nothing.
The key is to shut the fuck up and soak with an open mind. You’ll either learn what not to do next time, or what you should have been doing your whole life.
I’d like to leave you with this quote:
“Listen carefully. Every collaborator who enters our orbit brings with him or her a world more strange and complex than any we could ever hope to imagine. By listening to the details and the subtlety of their needs, desires, or ambitions, we fold their world onto our own. Neither party will ever be the same.”