There is no magic bullet.
"Look with intention and make pictures with purpose. Lots of your work is going to be terrible, but I promise you that one day you’ll be looking through your Lightroom catalog or your Capture One library or your pages of negatives and one or two photos will stand out."
This is the point that Brooks Jensen makes: Do the work. Without, you won't progress.
Excellent post. Thanks for the pointer to 'Build'.
Wonderful post! I second that. Once I intentionally focused on process, I found myself relaxed and get into a flow more often. It’s a beautiful think to rediscover creativity like a child again.
Another great piece of thinking that resonates so much. When I saw the the news about the Sony A9III launch my first reaction was 'so what?'. However, 'global shutter' wasn't something I was aware of , so I continued reading. Interesting I thought, but it's not for me. I'm still mainly shooting with 14-year-old Canon 6D's which do everything I need. 'Influencers' need to sell to stay relevant, some of us are happy in the process.
Thank you for the recommendation of Build. Currently 99p on Kindle at Amazon UK (13 Nov 23), so an absolute no brainer purchase.
Excellent episode! So much wisdom and great advice!
Been loving the process for the past forty years. But Destiny seems to hate me :)
Thanks man, this was a great essay!