Frustrated in your photography? Don’t let ‘The Gap’ get the best of you

by Gannon Burgett

posted Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM EST


As photographers, there will come a time in our careers where we will get in a rut. Whether it’s purely a hobby or your main source of income, eventually you will feel like your work isn’t where it should be.

Ira Glass called this ‘The Gap’ – the difference between what you know is good artwork and what you’re creating. As shared in this video, created by Daniel Sax, the key to overcoming that gap is to press forward. Keep producing work, even if you know it isn’t the best.


It’s only through trial and error that you will begin to see your mistakes and where you fall short. And only through trying and failing over and over again will you begin to succeed, creating the artwork you know you’re capable of making.

At two minutes long, this short and inspirational video should get you off on the right foot this hump day.