Take Action- how to get into the photographic flow
When getting great photos, perfect is the enemy of good.
“Perfect is the enemy of good” is my new slogan. I also like “the best camera is the one you have with you”.
One day back in 2006, I was just sitting around frustrated with my photography progress and doubting myself. I’m not sure what snapped me out of it but I grabbed my camera, tripod, a remote and climbed up the stairs to the roof of the apartment building where I was living in NYC. My critical side had been doubting my abilities so I decided if I went up there and managed to take a good photo I was a photographer, and if I couldn’t I wasn’t meant for it.
The results from this photoshoot taught me many lessons.
First off, that making a great photo will always take effort and the more effort you put into a project or shoot, the better the results.
Secondly, it made me realise all the ways we get stuck while trying to work towards our goals. With thoughts such as, “well first I have to figure our which camera I need” or “first I need to go through my old photo catalog before I can make more”.
What I’ve been reminded of over and over again in these last couple weeks, is that the most important thing to do is to take action! One action, any action, towards the goal.
I currently have two big events coming up. So, for me it means having to have the team meeting before I know the answers to all the questions. It means putting myself in front of a video camera and starting to talk even if I’m not confident doing so because I know I want to teach to a larger audience during these times of social distancing.
What is your goal?
What can I help you with?
Email me your photography questions! Let me help you get unstuck! What is your goal? Is there a step towards it you can make today?
Travel has been limited worldwide – including travel to Amsterdam. Not everyone can join classes on location, but I really want to answer your questions in the coming weeks.