I was in China, sometime ago, and I had to do a lot of things over there and working with some of the most beautiful models for fashion and lifestyle photography, was one of the best part of my visit apart from visiting a beautifully advanced country and their amazing Canton Fair. I knew that I had to work with those models before hand and I wasn’t going to be able to location scout until I was there, so I was really confused with what to carry and what not, and I was over-prepared with all the equipment, carried many lenses with two light setup, because i wanted to be prepared for the worst lighting conditions. This decision, took a lot of time and thought process, but finally, I was flying with everything in my my Lowepro 450AW, and it was packed like anything.
While, i was doing the fashion & lifestyle photography in china, I realized that I wasn’t using any lens, apart from my Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art and almost for 80% of the pictures that was the only lens, which was being used, and the results were insanely awesome, at least, I love them. So basically, this is what happens in wedding photography or any other photography business, you run through so much of efforts like Communicating with clients, connecting with other photographers, updating website, maintaining social media presence, working on various marketing activities, handling post production jobs, and challenging yourself to do something as crazy as #30DaysBlogChallenge that too in Nov-Dec, which are the most busiest months in the life of a wedding photographer in India, that’s the reason its a challenge.
So, now, I have realized that it is important to waste time on unimportant tasks because being over prepared is always better than being under prepared. Activities that can look like “wasted time” also include critically important things like spending time practicing, experimenting, and trial-and-error. I had my lighting setup and everything with me with loads of lenses, I could have used them and could have shot something unique, but as per the lighting situations on the location, that was the best decision which I took at that moment, but ultimately, there has to be a keen interest in looking at the every single and smallest effort which you made that affects your end result directly or indirectly. Because sometimes, things just don’t work the way you think they will. Sometimes the best photos are the ones that took the least effort.
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