Dallas Wedding Photographer || Q&A – “Just ended up with headaches”

“Este mundo da vueltas!” someone once told me.

I became possessed, trying to figure out my camera and how to take a decent picture after I reached out to several photographers and … nadie me pelo!! That made me so mad that I went on a mission!! Fast forward to several years later, and now I’m the one receiving daily emails from aspiring photographers. How freakin cool is that!!Rick Davila Photography Office

For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to start a weekly blog post to answer either one or several questions that I receive. That way more than just one person sees my response. The truth is, I have no idea where this may end up going but my goal in life is… if I can make a small difference in someone’s life, then I will continue to do everything that I can to make that possible. This is just one of those things!IMG_7663

Because of that short introduction I had to do with this very first QA post, I’ll only answer one question this week. I’ll take on more next week. Here we go:

“Hey bro, I see you doing your thing! Love the your work. When’s your next mentoring workshop? I bought a Canon 70D last year but just ended up with a bunch of headaches. LMAO Thinking about giving it another shot.” – Chris H

Hey dude! Ok this will be a two part answer. First and foremost, thank you for even reaching out to inquire about my workshop that I hosted last year. I’ve got a few projects cooking right now, one of them actually being a mentorship program. That will be next year though. I’ll make sure to reach back out to you plus make many announcements on my page.

Secondly, I would love to address the “headaches” part of your question. Just like anything that we do in life, this is a process and will take some time. Some folks give up because they want instant gratification. There are no shortcuts to what ever you do in life. It took me many years to finally figure out how to make a decent image, then a couple more to figure out how to make a living with it. Trust me when I tell you, I have taken more bad shots than good shots, but in the end, I don’t give up on the process. I made this analogy a couple of weeks back ….. “Just because you dated a girl and she strung you along and did you wrong, doesn’t meant the next girl you date will do you the same! You have to give it another shot!” The point is, just because you feel that camera has treated you bad by not being able to get a good shot, doesn’t mean your next go at it will be the same. Keep shooting, embrace the journey, have fun while doing it but most importantly, be hopeful you’re going to make it work out for you!

Rick Davila

If you have any questions you’d like to ask me, go to the contacts tab and shoot away!!:)