When Sweet Husband and I went camping, I seriously thought about taking a ton of pictures. When you enjoy playing with a camera, you want to take a ton of pictures, right? There were some incredibly beautiful sights at Grayton Beach. But the only photos that I took were ones on my phone. I had my Big Girl Camera with me, but I never even took it out of the truck, let alone out of the bag. So this week’s (Almost) Wordless Wednesday post consists solely of iPhone photos.
One of the great struggles that I have with my photography is balancing capturing the moment with experiencing the moment. There are places I no longer take my BGC because I know that taking photos becomes my priority and focus which means that I miss out on the reason I was there in the first place. So I miss photo opportunities.
Most of the time I’m OK with that.
Even with my phone, I struggle with taking photos – making SH wait while I take another photo, move to another position to capture the subject from a different angle. In the end, I don’t ever do much with my photos other than post them here, and even the great majority of them don’t make the cut for here. It makes me wonder if the intrusion that photography can be is actually worth it.One of the great photography struggles I have is balancing experiencing & capturing the moment Click To Tweet
Now, of course, I do not have the same struggles when I am by myself taking photos of places or even people. When I go somewhere specifically to take photos, I just take photos. I don’t worry if I’m waiting too long or taking too many snaps. I just am there in the flow and doing my thing. I think sometimes I feel like my photography and blogging take so much of my time – keep me away from my family so often and so much – that it just isn’t right to let it preoccupy me when I’m with family and friends.
Any of you struggle similarly? How do you create a balance between capturing and experiencing?