Perfect Photos Are Not Always Better Photos

As photographers, we work very hard to make our photos as good as possible, ranging from investing in expensive, top-shelf gear, to learning a variety of techniques, to investing huge amounts of time and effort into the creation of and post-processing of our images. But that can be taken too far, and this great video discusses why perfect photos are not always better photos. 

Coming to you from James Popsys, this important video discusses how an obsession with perfection can ruin our photography. I think Popsys is touching on something really important here. I have certainly made the mistake of essentially handcuffing myself into not taking photos simply because it was not an absolutely perfect scene, and I have also made the mistake of agonizing over an image in Photoshop for far longer than I needed to because it was not absolutely flawless. Not only is this detrimental to our time and growth, it can actually prevent us from making photos that resonate with our own creativity in an obsessive pursuit for some sort of (probably nonexistent) ideal that is external to our own ideas. I personally think it is very important to find a good balance. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Popsys.


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