Take Less Pictures

Tuesday June 27, 2023

Digital cameras have ruined photography

While out painting this winter, there were I couple times I decided to limit myself to only 10 photographs per trip.

Two things happened when I did that:

  1. I usually took less than 10 pictures
  2. They were all good

With no limits on what I can capture I try to get everything and end up with nothing. In fact, what I have actually worse than nothing. I have a big pile of noise. It’s going to take me at least an hour to sort through all 200+ pictures that I can’t even remember why I took. I always think to myself, “I don’t have time now, but I could do a study of that later”. The reality is, if I can’t be bothered to study it from life then its not worth studying.

Beirstadt didn’t need a camera to git gud.

Tags: technology , art

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