The difference between aspiration and inspiration

A few days back I read an article on how to get inspirations from Instagram. This reminded me of a discussion¬†on a similar topic I had with a fellow photographer on the problem of seeking ‘inspiration’ from social media and other photographers in general.

It is very common for photographers to look at others work and feel the urge to take similar images. There is nothing wrong in doing that, but we often misjudge that feeling as a source of inspiration. Personally, I think it is aspiration and not inspiration. Now, many of you may feel that I am getting into semantics and over complicating things here. But hear me out and why I think it is essential for us to understand the difference.

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