At some basic level, each and every one of us to make images started doing so because we really enjoyed it. It was fun.
Somewhere along the way it becomes more of a business, with all of the stress and headaches that go along with any business. As serious photographers we get wrapped in the nonsensical things like debating gear and debating whether that 2 year old camera is “still a good” camera. We worry about when the next print order is going to come through or when we will be contacted by the next magazine with a license request.
What we seem to forget, at least I do from time to time, is that all of this is actually supposed to be fun. We are supposed to actually enjoy making images.
After moving into our new house 3 months ago, you might think that we had all of our boxes unpacked and that we were completely moved in, you would be VERY wrong about that. last night I was going through yet another box of stuff that I should have never loaded on a moving truck in the first place and I found a couple packets of chemical light sticks. I just had to set the camera on a tripod and play a bit.
What’s the moral of this post? Have some fun with your camera. You started shooting for a reason.