Are you using a checklist or mental checklist?

5 months 1 week ago #658449 by Stacy Craig
Raise your hand if you get back to your computer and realize you should have done something in your thought to be awesome shot.

I had another photographer joke around with me a couple years ago.  He told me that I should use a check list.  If I can be honest, I have a little ADHD which makes it hard for me to pay attention and I have to work really hard to do things.  Focus really.  Even righting this topic.  

So when I'm out there taking photos, often what happens is that I forget to do something that I know.  And I don't get the shot I want.  

I'm going to take another consideration to this checklist thing.  What are you doing that works?  


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5 months 1 week ago #658458 by Nikon Shooter
A check list? I would forget all about it!

Through a rigid strict disciple where I always do things in a
given order and specific ways. Like a stupid robot, I will hang
on things that are not written in the program.

I have learned to trust routine when it comes to technical con-
siderations… but when I am through with it, then I can get on
with the creative side of it.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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5 months 1 week ago #658460 by effron
"Are you using a checklist or mental checklist?"
Neither, practice via trial and error.....mostly error.

Why so serious?
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5 months 1 week ago #658488 by Street Shark
What is it?  You do something over and over again for 26 days straight and it becomes a habit?


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5 months 1 week ago #658639 by Carter Gledhill
Nope, I just get out there and do. Practice is the name of the game.  


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4 months 2 weeks ago #661032 by Deb Reardon
Practice enough and you won't need a checklist.  ;)  As cliche as it sounds, nothing beats practicing.  


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4 months 2 weeks ago #661221 by Patrick G
That would be a long list.  No, all 2nd nature because of ton of practice over the years.  


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4 months 2 weeks ago #661361 by Stacy Craig
All good info.  I think I'll be fine.  You're right, I just need to keep at it and focus more.  I have a doctor who I speak with on weekly basis who was telling me I need to simplify my life and focus on one thing at a time.  I try to multitask often and end up doing nothing well. 


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