Have you ever had a kick ass picture that you thought would turn out great and  it really turned out not so great? Ira Glass calls that the creative gap. This is when what you wanted to create and what really turned out where not the same. And he believes that anyone doing any sort of creative work goes through this learning process in their career.

Yesterday, I had one of these moments. I was getting ready for work when I noticed a rainbow outside my patio. After I opened the sliding door I realized it was a full rainbow. Naturally I grabbed my camera and started taking a series of pictures to capture the entire rainbow. The whole day at work I knew I had captured something pretty cool. When I got home I put together the series of pictures in a panoramic and to my dismay it did not turnout the way I wanted. It took me a couple of hours to finally except that I would have to use that experience as a learning tool and try agin the next time I get the chance.

Rainbow

Below is the interview with Ira Glass talking about how to bridge your creative gap.