I’m sitting in the airport lounge at Zurich, passing time until my next flight to Maó (Mahón), Menorca. I’ll be attending the Photopills Camp, for a week of photography, talks, expeditions, and a bit of relaxation in between, organized by the developers of the Photopills app, and co-hosted by a bunch of pro photographers offering their knowledge and experience.

I’ve never attended anything like this before. While I’m super excited to grow and take my photography to the next level, I have to say I’m also a bit anxious and nervous. It seems a bit silly, but the impostor syndrome is strong. I was already having second thoughts a few months ago, when I had to complete my payment, and very nearly cancelled my place. In a lot of ways I feel like I’m not good enough and don’t deserve this. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be comparing myself to other photographers on social media. You only see a very carefully curated feed of finished work, and not the failures. I also haven’t sold any of my artwork since setting up my online store. Marketing and self-promotion is not one of my strong suits, and “build it and they will come” is a myth. So that’s been weighing on my mind and making me feel a bit dejected about my pursuit of photography as a career.

Still, despite these doubts, I’m looking forward to spending some time with other people with similar interests, and doing a bit of photography in somewhere new. From what I’ve seen, there are some stunning locations in Menorca.