In photography, as in life, it is easy to take ourselves too seriously. Once you go beyond being a simple snapshot photographer and move unto the realm of finer craftsmanship, the drive to learn more, to practice more, to try more complex ideas all the time is always there; but it can push us too far.
Surrounded by the constant articles comparing the precise optical properties of the newest lenses, the detailed technical specifications of the latest sensors, sometimes we forget to just let ourselves be free of expectations. Not every picture will be a masterpiece of technical achievement, nor does it have to, and perhaps this is why sometimes the art world leans away from the search for perfection and instead embraces the rough edges that we sometimes think of as defects in an image, as a way to remove the focus on craft and remember to tell a story, to transmit an emotion.
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