If you've ever felt down, defeated, unmotivated, uncertain and unsure whether you should go on being a photographer, then this video is for you. And since all of us, at one time or another, have felt this way; this video is for all of us. Put together by visual artist Simon Cade of DSLRguide, it tackles the most common insecurities and uncertainties that make any artist, photographers included, want to just give up and quit.

There's real power in voicing these insecurities, in letting other photographers and creatives know that they're not alone. And over the course of two and a half minutes Cade hits just about all of them.

  • "I don't have the money to make what I want to make."
  • "I don't have the time to make what I want to make."
  • "I don't have the talent."
  • "I don't have the work ethic."
  • "I don't have the creativity."
  • "I'll never be as good as the greats."

How many times have thoughts like this run through your head? If you're a creative in any respect—be it an amateur with dreams of shooting professionally, or a successful professional experiencing one of those periodic ruts we all find ourselves in from time to time—chances are good the answer is "all the freaking time."

Cade's hope, what he's trying to inspire us all to do with this short, poignant video, he expresses at the end of the video:

"One day, I hope to ignore my insecurities, set aside my doubts of fine art, have the backbone to push through all of those reasons why not. But most of all, one day I'd like to be as carefree as a child painting a page with delight. Because kids don't worry themselves with the reasons why not. They throw paint at the page just to see what the colors do... cause, why not?"