Last Wednesday, while preparing for a live video class session with my 30-Days to Professional-Quality Portrait Photography Class, I ran upstairs and saw all my gear spread out. It was quite the shocking site (as you can see on the picture featured here). Every piece of equipment had a specific purpose to improve the quality of the video, but could it really all be necessary?
It got me to thinking that it might be time to ditch technology for a while and just enjoy photography. So, I grabbed by cell phone camera and took a spin around the block. The other photos on this page are from my little walk.
Are any of these photos good enough to go in my portfolio? No. Are they even good enough to go on my mom’s fridge? Probably not. But, I just set out with the simplest camera I could find and simply enjoyed photography for a while.
The tip for today is to get rid of whatever makes your photography frustrating for a while. If you hate lugging around the tripod… ditch it for just one shoot. If you hate figuring out camera settings… use automatic mode for one shoot. You get the idea. Just get out there and enjoy photography today. We’ll get back to the gear tomorrow
Leave a comment here telling me what you’re going to ditch for today’s shoot. I’m interested to see what’s frustrating you.