Letting Go or Hanging on Too Long?
Title (for legacy smuggers) Letting Go or Hanging on Too Long?
Letting go can be difficult. But hanging on in defiance of realities is usually not a wise choice.
DP267-2015 Posted Thursday, September 24
Let me say up front that this is not my final post to the dying DailyPhotos Community. At least, that isn't my intention.
The impending demise of smugmug's DailyPhotos Community, and indeed, all smugmug communities, is inevitable, and I came to terms with that quite awhile ago. Rather than opting to join the majority of the few dozen still active community members on Flickr, I am choosing to look for other avenues for developing my photography and for interacting with other photographers once the Dailies no longer exist. I have no idea yet what form my efforts will take, but I am open to the possibility that some good can come out of 'moving on'.
Looking back over my posts to the Dailies for the past two and one half years, I can see that I did grow as a photographer. The support and caring critiques I received from various community members inspired me, lifted me up, urged me on, and I will be forever grateful for that generous sharing of images, techniques, views on life, etc. And I genuinely enjoyed seeing so many different photographic eyes and minds at work on a daily basis. Vive la difference.
Although there are many good things I will miss when the Dailies cease to be, there certainly are some other things I will not miss. No need to enumerate them. Each of you can write your own such list.
I have collected links to the websites of those smuggers whose work I enjoy, and whose opinions I respect, and I will try, time permitting, to keep up with those smuggers, at least the ones who choose to maintain their presence on smugmug, after 'legacy smugmug' bites the dust. Of course, I will always be happy to hear from any of you, as well.
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