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Digital photography for many is a respite from the hassles and busyness of the day. It’s a creative hobby that allows you to use a different part of your brain, which is relaxing and enjoyable. The challenge is to find the time in your busy schedule to be with your camera. Just the two of you together, recording whatever you see in the world. In addition, you must also spend time at the computer organizing and editing your photos, so you can share them with everyone in your life. As difficult as it may be to believe, the time is there, you just need the tips in this two-part PhotographyTalk.com article to find and create that time.
No More Excuses!
You can’t expect to find or create time for photography during your day or week unless you first re-adjust your mindset. Photographers that improve their skills and produce excellent images are those that are compulsively driven to shoot. They refuse to allow barriers of any kind to stop them from pursuing their photographic goals. That’s the kind of positive, confident mindset you must develop. Then, when you do find the time, there can be no excuses for failing to use it wisely.
· Weather and light: Great photos are found in every weather and light condition, sometimes the best. Dress for the weather, protect your camera and march into the elements with the mindset that you will capture your greatest image ever.
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· Subject matter: Part of developing your photographer’s eye is seeing interesting images everywhere because they are there.
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· Limited equipment: Even the most meager camera (including a cell phone) has the technology to produce good photos. The important ingredient is not allowing yourself to be limited by your equipment.
Excuses are barriers you erect yourself; reasons are often related to responsibilities than can’t be overlooked. Spending time with your family, transporting your kids to and from their activities and long list of other daily tasks must obviously have priority over photography. Doing a better job prioritizing those responsibilities and tasks is often the first step to revealing the time you can allocate to yourself. You may have to forego another activity or hobby today, or this week, to give photography the priority.
When you expect, or anticipate, having time in your schedule for photography, and then reality doesn’t give you that time, it’s easier to make excuses to dismiss the little time you do have. Again, a positive mindset is critical. You didn’t receive what you wanted: X amount of photography time, but there is some time, so use it wisely. That means no complaints, no excuses; just go!
Read Part 2 of this PhotographyTalk.com article for more tips about how to find the time for photography in your busy life.