Thursday, October 31, 2013

So You Have Just Brought A New Camera - Health Care For The Undead

So you have just brought a new camera, consider it as a wake up call that we are mostly mindless consumers of things that we are made to think we need or should desire to own. With the commercialization of social media the brainwashing is almost complete. This is neither a good or bad thing it's just the reality as it is now.

So you have your: {first; new; cheap; free; expensive; fantastic;shiny; retro... cell; film; consumer; dslr; rangefinder; pro; (2/3rds, c, full frame) and/or ...} camera so what now? Each one of those cameras as sure as you breath is capable of taking a picture that in the right hands could be a masterpiece.

Now that this new camera is in your hands it's time to stop for at least a short while being a mindless consumer of photography goods and services and instead learn to take better photographs! To that aim if you haven't already you may want to evaluate or re-evaluate what your own development goals are and alter your current path to a direction that might result in you achieving those goals.

If it turns out that you just want a shiny new toy then that's OK. But if you don't use your brain to effect changes in the way you take photographs then you shouldn't expect any changes in the results.

Son: "Mom, can I have some pudding?"
Mom: "You haven't eaten your meat yet."
Son: "But mom!"
Mom: "Son, you know that: 'If you don't eat yer meat, you can't have any   pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don't eat yer meat?"
Son: "Don't be quoting Pink Floyd on me again...

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