Haste, A Photographer’s Biggest Enemy


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Taking a good picture takes time, the composition has to be well considered, camera settings need to be made and thoroughly scrutinized. A good picture is just as little reproducible and shot from the hip as a beautiful picture is painted with only a few brush strokes. Haste makes waste. If you do it too hastily, or if you fail to keep on task mentally, you’ll make technical mistakes at the least, which may be overlooked if the subject is interesting and the timing right. In the worst case scenario, you will take a boring picture, making the technical aspects of the image totally unimportant. Boring remains boring, even if brought to perfection. As I often take pictures on my way to work, home or an appointment, I am familiar with both kinds of mistakes. Just have a look at the pictures of the interior of the car (blurred/misfocused) and the dog portrait (misfocused) in full size and you’ll know what I mean. Even though I delete two-thirds to three-fourths of my pictures, there always remain some blurry, badly focused or simply dull ones. If I consequently separated the wheat from the chaff, I’d have to delete 95% of my photos and could probably only present a handful every month. The solution therefore, it seems, is to take more time for photography in order to come up with enough presentable pictures. The question is, however, where to take more time from in this fast-paced world. What’s your approach to this?
Sigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art

Sigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtSigma SD1 Merrill & Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ArtYou can find more of my shots, taken with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art + SD1 Merrill combo, on Pinterest and Flickr.

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