Whether you are a keen amateur or a professional photographer you love photography. Photography is easy to love and hate at the same time. Below are a few observations of the love-hate relationship most photographers have with photography at some point.
We love those images of early morning light but we hate setting our alarm clocks for 4am.
We love getting an image in our minds and hate the fact that it will take 27 layers and countless hours in to make it a reality.
We love the amazing images of the Milky Way but hate that there is so much light pollution that we can’t make those images in our backyard.
We love big sensors but hate the file sizes.
We love all the lenses and gadgets we buy but hate that we can’t afford a sherpa to carry it all.
We love going on vacation but hate that we have to bring our family.
We love the creative things we do as photographers and hate when someone says “You must have a great camera.”
We love buying new cameras and hate knowing that the next generation of camera is already in the final phase of development.
We love being out in the natural world but hate that there is no outlet to recharge a flat battery.
We love seeing a great sunset but we hate not being able to stop and park right when we see it.
We love images made in the vast wilderness and hate that a hotel is not within walking distance.
We love being creative and making images but we hate that things like work, family commitments and hunger get in the way.
We love finishing that image and hate is when we realize that the internet is down so we can’t upload it to several social media sites.
We love spending time getting an image to look just right in post processing but we hate that monument of realization that we haven’t saved our work in two hours just when the software decides it’s going to crash.
We love driving into the city to make images at night and we hate that the connector plate for our tripod is sitting on the desk at home.
We love all these things and so much more about photography but we hate that there is only one place that we can be at any given moment so get out when you can and know that a day with your camera beats a day in the office every time!
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You push yourself to get up at 04:30 to get to Big Meadows at dawn as that next great image is waiting for you there. Great post.