The most important thing about photography that nobody said to me before...

Discussion in 'Coffee Bar' started by alaios, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    ....and I had to learn the hard way and it really affects the images you capture.

    Even i
    -if you have the best body,

    -the best lenses,

    -spent one week bugging forum members, for getting advice,

    -two weeks for exercising,

    for some reason you will capture 0 photos,

    (scroll a bit more down)

    if you have a temperature around 39,5.

    I hope others find this as very useful

    P.S Kind of troll post, but I have posted it under the being drunk category (Coffee Bar).
  2. LuvMusic

    LuvMusic TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 11, 2012
    Chicago area
    From my perspective, not a troll post at all. Great stuff doesn't make one great, practice and work does. I have to remind myself of this all the time....I LOVE gear!
  3. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    The trolling I meant for the part of being sick as an advice :D 
  4. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    the strange thing is, that the more you practice, the luckier you become
  5. dbmiller

    dbmiller TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    New England
    For us Americans, that's a fever of 103. Ouch.
  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    I think the more you practice, the better your composition becomes subconsciously.
  7. gio

    gio TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    Manchester, uk
    I think,I was being a bit sarcastic :cool: 
  8. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    Photography is like golf to me.

    Spending a lot of time worrying about gear and accessories.

    Getting frustrated trying to make the perfect shot.

    Overloading on seeking/listening to so much advice, that it overwhelms.

    Fretting on breaking the most minor of rules.

    Forgetting to enjoy the moments.

    When I relax and have fun is when my results are best.
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    So true, about a lot of things. That's why my #1 rule of golf is: never keep score. :p 
  10. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Thoughts on golf: Golf is the only sport where a smaller score wins. Who thought that up? Golf is a lot more fun when played with a racquetball racquet and a pool cue. And finally- I don't play golf because golf is spelled backwards. ;) 

    Hope you feel better soon Alex. Sucks to be sick in the springtime.
  11. jvjc888

    jvjc888 TalkEmount Rookie

    Feb 18, 2013
    Go out and shoot. You'll never get images if you just dream!
  12. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    Let me say something, the more you practice and manage a single focal lens, you get used and your brain knows exactly what or how is the composition should be taken according to the focal length that is being used, I usually prefer to use the 50mm, 28mm and now the Sigma 30mm.

    Cheer up guys, no excuses to get out and shoot.
  13. Jaf-Photo

    Jaf-Photo TalkEmount Veteran

    Mar 25, 2013
    I think the greatest threat to good photography is the force of habit.

    At least for me. I tend to get stuck in a rut regarding points of view, aperture settings etc. I really have to remind my self to try more angles and settings all the time.

    I also read a lot of photography books to pick up tips on technique, composition and cropping.

    Actually cropping is where I usually go wrong. With the wrong crop I might lose composition altogether or just end with a boring photo.
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