the photographic life

Getting the Ball Rolling to Avoid Procrastination in Your Photographic Life.

Keeping the Ball Rolling…Heck, just getting the Ball Rolling, is a Great Way of getting things Planned, Worked On, and Completed in Photography and your Photographic Life.

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Lord Chesterfield

Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.
Victor Kiam

COMING APART, Dance In Motion, Edit C_DSC4303, NJN667
[ “Coming Apart” – Dance in Motion.  2012, Nawfal Johnson Nur]

It is really easy to fall into the trap of, “When the situation is right, then I’ll get to it.”  Or, “When the situation is just right, I’ll continue those photography projects that are lying dormant in my rusty mind.”  Or, “When I get that equipment, ahhhhh, then I’ll have everything necessary doing that photography.”

Those are all great things to say if you never want to get anything done, or accomplish something.

Procrastination kills the creative spirit.  Getting stuck in the damned dam that encircles your comfort zone also kills your spirit!  As the commander of your own life, you have stepped on purpose, or by accident over a long time, into a Major Cluster F&^K!  In fact, if you never make the effort to escape the procrastination villain, then you might as well change your name to Major Cluster F&^K.

Sometimes, you just need to say, “Enough is enough, to hell with it, it’s already in me, and if it isn’t, then I’ll find that out when I’m working on the project, but at least I will have gone out and done something… to discover something about the world, and perhaps more importantly, to discover something major about myself.”

As Brooks Jensen (Editor and Publisher of LENSWORK), says often, if you’re not falling on your face very often, then you’re not doing very much, because it is the photographers who try and fail a lot who are getting places.

Well, these posts are usually just therapy for me, but if you get some good use from them, then that’s an added benefit.  I just modified an old (maybe 17-years old) Vivitar Flash unit and I plan to see what kind of results it will produce with the new attachment mods.  I also plan on looking thru my camera bags and seeing what exactly I use 90% of the time.  That should give me a good indication what is in my bags that are less useful photographically, but are just adding poundage to my pack, and strain on my already strained back.  No need to take paperweights around with me – seriously.

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