Saturday, April 16, 2016

Progress vs. Perfection in Your Photography.

 “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence”.
                                          Vince Lombardi

Perfection is something that cannot be improved; an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence.

Most photographers hardly think that their photography is something that cannot be improved.
Moreover it’s difficult to assume that there are many photographers who believe that their photography is an unsurpassable degree of excellence.

If so, is perfection attainable?
The most common response is “no”.
But why chase something that you will never be able to capture?
Because the attempts at perfection give us a goal and motivation and push us forward.

However if you refuse to accept any standard short of perfection, you are a perfectionist.
On the one hand, perfectionists have self-imposed high standards and are organized.
On the other hand, being a perfectionist has its downsides.
They have “all-or-nothing” and “no room for mistakes” approach.

What is “perfection” when it comes to photography?
We can determine the composition, the main subject and colors of any photo. So there are many objective attributes we are able to measure.
 But photography is subjective. One image will be great (maybe even perfect) for one viewer and boring for another.

Is seeking perfection in photography useless?
You may want to be Ansel Adams, but it will be better to focus on being the best photographer you can.

 Work on improving things, not being perfect.

Focus on just making steady progress: try to become a better photographer this year than you were last year.

Seek progress and maybe you’ll come much nearer to perfection.

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