Well, now that you’ve read the headline, the rest of this article is not necessary. I’ve said it all in the title. Stop procrastinating, and take some photographs. Right now! Ciao!
However, if you happen to be reading this late at night, you’re tired, and don’t mind a bit of baloney, read on…
1. When You Have to Shoot … Shoot! Don’t Talk
Tuco Says it all. Do use a camera though, not a gun…
2. Some People Read Too Much
They theorise, record facts, and research techniques, look at beautiful photographs, read about the photographers that took them, and the amazing equipment that these brilliant photographers took these enchanting photographs with and then they sit back, too confused to act. They deliberate about what equipment to buy so that they can get the best photographs, ai-ya-yai-a-yai!
Like I said… Just shoot… When you have the need for a gazillion pixel camera, you’ll know… and your fans will be willing to buy you one…
Till then, just take out your camera phone, or your rusty (er, I mean trusty) film SLR, or the brand new mirrorless camera that’s been sitting on the shelf… Go, take it out. Now turn it on and take photographs…
3. Some People Worry Too Much
They worry that their cameras will get dirty. They worry that their photographs may not be good enough.
C’mon man! Face facts. Nobody was as good as Ansel Adams when they first picked up their camera – NOT EVEN ANSEL ADAMS HIMSELF.
They all practised. They took hundreds and thousands of mediocre photographs, they then figured out what they were doing wrong, corrected the mistakes and moved on…
You can’t avoid making mistakes. Embrace it as part of the process.
4. Some People Don’t Get The Time
Good Photography is about how you see the world around you. When you’re seeing photographs that you should be taking all the time, everywhere around you, and you’re not getting any of them in your camera, you know that you’ve got to take the time… or get a smaller camera, one that you can put in your pocket – your Cell Phone!
If you don’t have inspiring things around you, then you know you’ve got to go out a bit more… When you do, take that camera along with you, or pull out your cell phone, and use it.
5. Some People Are Just Plain Lazy
And maybe, just maybe… that’s why you’re reading this post? Get off your lazy arse and mess around with your camera… Learn a new technique, or just get better acquainted with your gear!
If you can think of other reasons why people want to, but don’t take photographs? Leave a comment.
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Published: August 10, 2009 | Last Updated: August 4, 2021