Unproductive Photography and What to do With It

Unproductive Photography and What to do With It

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Hey…to think there will come the time that I have nothing to show. I sure have, and I’m sure you have it too.

What I mean is when you walk around, take a photo, and then go home to see what kind of wonderful photo that you have taken, and then you realize that everything…just sucks. Nothing good came out of your memory card. You check again and again, and no matter what, you can’t find that photo you can consider good. You gonna think that you just waste hours of your life and just had an unproductive life.

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Ever thought of that??

I sure have, a lot actually. So what to do….? Let see…

First of all, what I’m gonna do is just leave it. Easy right? Just take a rest, don’t think about it for a moment, and do something else, like watch a movie or else. And then check out your photograph again later. Sometimes it will change your way of thought. Like when before you saw one picture you thought it bad, later you think it wasn’t bad at all and you can exploit it in the best way you can think of.

Another thing I do is just do the post-processing. When you have a photo that you considered “bad,” is always an easy way to fix it in post-processing. To be honest, I have a lot of bad pictures that I fix it with photoshop.

The last thing that I do is just delete it and do it again. I have a lot of photography that I and many of them I did at the same time. Sometimes I can come to the same place more than 10 times. And the reason is to recreate the same photo that I think was bad. (Just to be clear, I didn’t do that because I always take a bad photo).

Well…that’s it. From all of it, what I do the most is redo everything. When it comes to my photography, especially landscape, I just don’t like it when my photo looks wrong and just feel wrong to just fix it in post-processing.

But it is always up to you guys to figure out what to do. Learn from your experience. Isn’t that the essence of failure?


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One thought on “Unproductive Photography and What to do With It

  1. I remember the days we took the film to a lab dropped it off and came back 3 days later to pick it up and find out you only had 2 good pics out of 36. 😱

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