Have you ever become frustrated with imperfect equipment during an otherwise perfectly wonderful photoshoot?
During my recent trip through the Blue Ridge mountains I experienced these feelings as I attempted to shoot the beautiful scenery along the charming route. Early on in the day, it wasn’t a problem to spend a little extra time to switch a lens . . . again, or set up a tripod . . . for the tenth time, or switch to Automatic Exposure Bracketing . . . and back again.
But as the day progressed, and as I began to realize that my time was growing short, these extras became less and less ordinary and more and more annoying. Instead of enjoying the particulars of the trade, I had let my focus deviate toward satisfying my desire for having a beautiful picture more than enjoying the process of taking it.
Photography is not about having a collection of images. Photography is about glorifying the Creator both in using pictures and creating pictures. He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit, exalts folly. Plan plenty of time for your photoshoots, but don’t let acquisitiveness spoil the true reason why you are behind the lens!