Yes, taking photos is soooooooo difficult.
If you guys didn’t detect my sarcasm . . . well, it was.
Now, I don’t want to sound like a complainer but there are just some problems that just give me anxiety when I take photos. It’s just something you get used but it doesn’t matter because they always pop up and I’m left going ‘ARGH!’
So, sit back and relax whilst I give you a list of problems.
Every time someone asks to see the photos, every time I post the photos, even every time I take a photo, there’s this annoying yappy sound in my mind that goes, “OMG, what if this shot is going to be absolutely terrible?! OMG, they’re going to hate the photos! OMG, I will never have a life! OMG, I suck!!!”
2. Privacy: does it exist?
The thing with street photography is most of the time you’re photographing strangers. There’s no actual law against it in NSW as far as I know but when you’re posting them, there’s this guilt that just sits in your stomach. Even if they’re in the background, the guilt still exists. It’s weird and I feel like I’m invading someone’s right but the moment must be captured!!!
3. Editing is a looong and tedious process
IT TAKES AAAAAGESSSS!!! It normally takes me about 3-4 hours straight, depending on how many photos. I’m the sort of person who wants to get all the work done as soon as possible without any break so I’m on my laptop all night, furiously editing each photo, making sure everything is as perfect as possible. It’s annoying and frustrating but honestly, so satisfying when it turns out well.
4. Uploading takes waaaay too looong
Photos taken from DSLR camera are pretty high quality so the files are big. When I’m uploading them online, on dropbox or on google drive for people to finally see, it literally takes all night to upload. I make sure all the files are uploading, plug my laptop to the charger and leave it all night whilst I sleep. It takes that long. One day, I want someone to invent something to make it go faster – preferably no time at all.
5. Bringing a camera EVERYWHERE
. . .is freaking heavy. I end up carrying two bags; my camera bag and my normal bag. Most of the time, the camera is around my neck so I end up carrying all this stuff that just weighs me down. It’s heavy, annoying, bulky but absolutely necessary. My shoulder ache by the end of the day but honestly, there is no way am I bringing my camera without the bag.
6. My camera is my bae
SO NO TOUCHY. I am so protective over my camera. No one touches it unless I’m there, right next to you, watching your every move. I internally growl when someone asks for my camera. If they’re asking to take photos on it, the answer is normally no because come on, this thing is more complicated than it looks. But if they’re asking to look at the photos, I’m so, so, so cautious. It’s a yes with a very slow action of handing over the camera in the safest way properly.
Those are pretty much the main issues I deal with when I take photos. It’s a tough hobby to have, people.
Can you guys relate?
TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS!!!