The Blame Game
We all have bad habits as photographers. I came across this video that was posted a few days ago, and I have to say that I'm so guilty of this.
Photography is unlike most other activities. So much of what we rely on is external: equipment, weather, people, animals and so on. This gives us the ideal excuse to blame everything else when something goes wrong. Come on, be honest, I bet you've done it too. I don't deny that there are days when equipment fails us, but I have to agree with James Popsys that we assign blame to other things when really it was our fault that we didn't get the shot or shots we wanted.
I had a little laugh to myself when James mentions that he had only given himself 3 hours to get a shot, and didn't. As an amateur photographer with a full-time job, I would love to have 3 hours to go out and take some shots. OK, I know, it's his job. A lack of time is probably the biggest reason why I don't produce so many images. But if I were to be truly honest, I could make more time. Other aspects of my life would have to take a back seat but I am the only one to blame for this.
Let me know in the comments below what you think? What do you blame for any of your failures?
feature photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash.com