Ever feel like the world’s moving too fast?
Like everything’s all about the ‘now, now, now’? Well, here’s the thing – photography is like a chill pill for our high-speed lives. It’s all about taking a step back, slowing down, and really soaking in the moment. And guess what? This slow-mo approach isn’t just good for your snaps, it’s a total game-changer for life too.
Let’s start with the waiting game. You know, those times when you’re perched on a hill waiting for the sunset to be just right, or hanging out in the cold to catch a deer in action, or just standing on a busy street for that perfect candid shot. It can be a bit of a challenge sometimes, but that’s where the magic happens. It’s in these quiet moments of waiting that you really connect with the world around you.
It’s not just about playing the waiting game. Learning the ropes of photography is a bit like learning to ride a bike. It takes time and a whole lot of practice. Figuring out all those buttons and settings, nailing the perfect lighting, finding your unique style – it’s a journey, and every shot you take is a step along the way. And just like falling off a bike, there’ll be times when your shots don’t quite work out. But that’s cool because every goof-up is a chance to learn and get better.
Editing – it’s important too
Then there’s the whole world of photo editing. Tweaking your shots to get them just right can be a bit of a jigsaw puzzle. It’s all about tiny adjustments, a bit of trial and error, and a whole lot of patience. But when you finally nail that edit and your image pops – it’s worth it!
Feedback – can be painful…
Not everyone’s going to love your work, and that’s okay. A bit of negative feedback or rejection can sting, but it’s also a chance to toughen up, improve your work, and stay true to your passion. If everyone said everything you do is amazing, you’d not know what to work on next – you need those tips, hints, pointers and slightly painful bits of feedback.
The best part? All this patience and stick-to-it-ness you’re building isn’t just for your photography. It’s like a superpower you can use in all parts of your life, from chasing your goals to dealing with life’s curveballs. It’s about building resilience, finding your zen, and enjoying the ride, not just the destination.
So, next time you’re waiting for that perfect shot, remember, you’re not just making a photo. You’re building skills that’ll help you rock at life. Now, how cool is that?”