What to Do
This day job thing really cuts into the hours I’d like to spend out hiking around, taking photos. How am I supposed to bring home new images when I don’t have time to get out and capture them?! I have to keep reminding myself to make shorter trips. It literally only takes 30 seconds to walk into the back yard, after all. Do some close up work of a flower, or the dog pointing at those noisy freaking crows. I could experiment with product photography using that can of Campbell's soup I just bought at the grocery store. I’ve been watching videos on portrait photography -- why not annoy my girlfriend with that? There’s always something to shoot. The chances I’ll share this work with others or use it in a portfolio are small, but hey, I’ll be working on my craft. I will be getting better, more familiar with equipment, conditions, lighting set ups, learning what does and does not work. The important thing is that I’ll be photographing something, and let’s face it -- that’s always better than sitting at my desk fretting that I don’t have time to photograph something.
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